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"I must stay home to do my assignments today."

Translation:我今天必须要留在家做作业。

January 8, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebeccaO4

Do I have to use 要 after 必须?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NasuSamaruk0

要 is lighter than 必须. Here, 必须 means "must", whereas 要 means "to want".

So depending on the type of sentence and emphasis, you should use 必须.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Keith_APP

要 can be skipped in this sentence.

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