1. Fantaghiro Senior Member

    Bonjour à tous,

    J'ai un souci avec l'emploi de "have to". Dans mon esprit, cette tournure implique une notion d'obligation morale, comme "must" ("I have to do this...") Mais "have to" peut-il également avoir une valeur de probabilité ?

    Exemple: "These relatively new social realities have to be a net minus for Christianity's future prospect."

    Je l'interpréterais plutôt comme "sont très probablement un net moins", et non "doivent être un net moins".

    Votre avis ?
  2. jshayden Junior Member

    English (American)
    Yes, you are correct. We also use "must" in this sense. However, usually when this meaning is intended, "have to" or "must" is said with much emphasis—as if you are trying to convince yourself that it is, in fact, as certain as the words imply.

    I hope that makes sense.
  3. Itisi

    Itisi Senior Member

    Paris/Hastings UK
    English UK/French
    ne peuvent qu'être
  4. Fantaghiro Senior Member

    Merci ! :)

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