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Never assume that someone likes you by their sweetness. Sometimes you are just an option when they are bored.

That sentence comes from a native English speaker. So I was wondering if it's natural to say to someone "Am I an option when you are bored?" and if it's natural to say "Am I a must when you are bored?" Can that person understand me?

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    No, it doesn't.
    – Leo
    Jul 11, 2016 at 6:04
  • How about "Am I an option when you are bored"? Jul 11, 2016 at 6:06
  • Never assume that someone likes you by their sweetness. Sometimes you are just an option when they are bored. Jul 11, 2016 at 6:07
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    You need to ask more than a yes/no question to get more than a yes/no answer.
    – Leo
    Jul 11, 2016 at 6:07
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    God, I thought of alcohol, a beer or cocktail speaking: "Am I a must when you are bored?" Yes!
    – Em.
    Jul 11, 2016 at 6:11

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A must is not an "option" or a "choice" or something to keep yourself occupied in a dull moment; rather it is a necessity, an imperative, or something that Prudence dictates.

Closing the corral gate is a must if you wish to keep the cattle in the pen. Don't forget to do it.

Flossing regularly is a must if you wish to have your teeth all your life.

Passing this exam is a must if you wish to apply to graduate school.

Some people regard popcorn as a must when they go to the movies.

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