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Please explain how to use We are to and We have to in Sentence.

e.g.

a) We are to pay him amount.

And

b) We have to pay him amount.

a) If we are to teach real peace in this world then....

And

b) If we have to teach real peace in this world then....

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"We are to" means we are supposed to, "we have to" means we must.

a) We are to pay him the amount.

Means we are supposed to pay him the amount.

b) We have to pay him the amount.

Means we must pay him the amount.

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    an/the amount...
    – user3169
    Commented Feb 17, 2015 at 3:58
  • @user3169 The question didn't say that. Commented Feb 17, 2015 at 4:01
  • @user3169 I changed it anyways. Commented Feb 17, 2015 at 4:01
  • It's good that you changed it. Answers should contain grammatical English in their examples. I wonder, though, if the OP didn't mean to use amount as a placeholder, standing in for something like "We have to pay him five dollars". In that case, the article would be unnecessary.
    – user230
    Commented Feb 17, 2015 at 9:50

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