Rob and Ashlie discuss different uses of the word ‘have’ and loads of other things.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello Kirk,
I understood somewhat, I'll study some more to understand more.

Thank you very much.
Best wishes,


Hello The LearnEnglish Team!
I just wanna say big thanks to Rob!He is very nice teacher.He gives clear explanations and good advises!
Best regards,


Hello everybody,
sometimes I use "must" instead of "have to" with, I think, the same meaning like:

"We must work to pay for our stay" and "We must get the eggs"

but, is it a mistake?
Perhaps, I think that they have the same meaning but is it not true?

Thanks a lot for the answer
Best wishes

Hello Eugenia,

Both 'must' and 'have to' describe obligation; they are very close in meaning and are often interchangeable. The difference is slight, and it is that we tend to use 'must' when the obligation comes from ourselves - we decide that something must be done - whereas we tend to use 'have to' when the obligation comes from something external, such as the law, regulations, the weather, an illness and so on.

I hope that clarifies it for you. For more information take a look at this page.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for this explanation. I also didn't know difference

Yes, Peter, now it's clear.

The difference is very slight indeed.

Thank you again

Best wishes

What does it mean "to get into someone flat"? Thanks!

Hello MayelaM!

I think you may have misheard 'to get into someone's flat'. Flat is British English for apartment, and is a place where someone lives. The phrase means enter or go into. For example:

'How did the thieves get into your flat when the door was locked?'

'They climbed through a window'

Hope that helps!

Jeremy Bee

The LearnEnglish Team