...he must/ has to wear them (glasses) to read and drive.

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marcogaiotto

Senior Member
Italian
Jake didn't use to wear glasses, but now his eyes are bad so he must/ has to wear them to read and drive.

Hello! Can you help me, please? Which option sounds better? Must or has to? I think both are acceptable. Thank you so much!
 
  • AnythingGoes

    Senior Member
    English - USA (Midwest/Appalachia)
    Has to is more natural in American English. To read and drive sounds like he's reading while he's driving. Consider ... for reading and driving.
     

    elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    I agree that "has to" is more natural in American English. You can also say "He needs them."
    Consider ... for reading and driving.
    I think that has the same ambiguity. "For reading and for driving" would eliminate the ambiguity.
     
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