I want to write:
X necessarily has to contain a lie.
Am I in the wrong?
- Should I drop the "has to", since "necessarily" already bears that meaning? I.e. should it be like this instead:
X necessarily contains a lie.
- Or the contrary; perhaps the "has to" part is obligatory?
- Finally, maybe it's just a matter of preference?
In my own language, these kind of semantic repetitions are shunned. So I kind of want to go for the #1. Then, I have a sense of English that tells me to use #2.
If it is #3, then I'm also open for recommendations and personal preferences. Please, do note that it is your personal preference in that case.