"I must go."
Translation:Ik moet gaan.
what is the difference between "moet" and "hoeft"? In this case you can not use "ik hoeft gaan"?
How about Ik moet te gaan?If not OK why not please- part of the learning curve.
The version you're proposing is grammatically incorrect, because moeten only is combined with bare infinitive verbs. That's because it's a modal verb.
Think of what happens in English with 'must': it's always combined with a bare infinitive.
Of course, there are probably exceptions, as there are in English (think of 'ought': I ought to be on time, or 'have' when meaning obligation: 'I have to pay my bills before the 10th).
Hope this helps :)
They work the same as any other verb:
- Ik moet
- Jij moet
- Hij/zij/het moet
- U moet
- Wij moeten
- Jullie moeten
- Zij moeten