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Lesson Twenty-Four, Part 2

making questions with

"have to"

Present Tense

singular
plural
Do I have to _____
Do we have to ____
Do you have to____
Do you have to ____

Does he have to ____

Does she have to ____

Does it have to ____

Do they have to ____

write

  • A: What do you have to do today?
  • B: I have to go to work.
  • What does she have to do today?
  • She has to get some groceries.

 

It's very important to notice that the only part of the question that changes is the helping verb when making a question. The main verb and "have to" remain in the simple form.

If you use "have to" when forming a past tense question, you only have to change the helping verb from "do" or "does" to "did."

Past Tense

singular
plural
Did I have to _____
Did we have to ____
Did you have to____
Did you have to ____

Did he have to ____

Did she have to ____

Did it have to ____

Did they have to ____

write

  • A: What did you have to do yesterday?
  • B: I had to drive to the airport.
  • What did he have to do at school?
  • He had to take a test.

 

Here are some examples:

teacher teacher

Question: What do you have to do today? right arrow

student student

Answer: I have to practice my guitar.

Question: Does Jin have to go shopping today? right arrow

student

Answer: No, she doesn't. She went shopping yesterday. That's why she doesn't have to go shopping today.

 

 

Question: What did Yatie have to do today? right arrow

Yatie

Answer: She had to take some pictures with her camera.

After that, she had to email the pictures to her friends.

(Notice that this is in the past tense.)

 

write

Practice

Directions: Use "have to" and the verb in parentheses ( ____ ) to complete each question in the present tense or the past tense:

1- 5 Present Tense:

1.  _______ you ________ ______ ______ home? (go)

2.  _______ she ________ _______ _______ work today? (work)

3. What time ________ they ________ _______ _______ at the party? (be)

4.  _______ I _______ _______ ________ all of this laundry today? (do)

5.  How long _______ he ________ _______ ________ at the hospital? (stay)

6 - 10 Past Tense:

6.  _______ Martha _______ _______ ________ her mother yesterday? (help)

7.  What time ________ they _______ _______ _______ to the airport? (get)

8.  Why _________ this _________ ________ ________ so long? (take)

9.  ________ you _______ _______ ________ to school during the summer? (go)

10. Why _________ Bob _________ _________ _________ to the police? (talk)

Are you ready for a quiz? Click here.

 

Next: Lesson Twenty-five

The next lesson will help you

learn to use the verb "want."