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must, should, need, have to, and have got to

Are all these sentences correct to say?

  • We must work to earn money.

  • We should work to earn money.

  • We need to work to earn money.

  • We have to work to earn money.

  • We have got to work to earn money.

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  • Those are all idiomatic, expressing degrees of obligation and necessity. With the have|need + infinitive forms, you can express a wider range of temporal scenarios. The modals can also be combined with have and need. e.g. We shall have had to work diligently.
    – TimR
    Dec 1, 2016 at 12:44
  • We shall have had to work diligently - i can't understand this one! Dec 1, 2016 at 12:50
  • Or even We should have had to work diligently.
    – TimR
    Dec 1, 2016 at 12:59
  • It is shall or should coupled with the helper/auxiliary verb have coupled with the finite/tensed verb have (had).
    – TimR
    Dec 1, 2016 at 13:00
  • @TRomano I'm still not understanding, God help me out here!!! Dec 1, 2016 at 13:00

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