Today I want to share what the differences are between 'Have to', 'Supposed to', and 'Ought to' and when to use each and we can learning together,.
Using have to, supposed to, and ought to
Have to is the same as must. It implies that you don't have a choice.
John has to go to work everyday.To be supposed to means an obligation. It is something that you should do, or something that another person expects you to do. Don't forget to use the verb be in front of supposed to.
The students have to study tonight.
Sally is supposed to meet her friend tonight.Ought to means a suggestion. You should do something but you don't have to do it.
All of the employees are supposed to attend today's meeting.
We ought to clean the house tonight.(Notice that all of these words are modals. They are followed by a verb.)
Phillip ought to help you with your homework.
***You may feel confused about the slight differences between these words. Just think about what the speaker is implying.
I have to do my homework. (If I don't, will be in trouble.)
I am supposed to do my homework. (If I don't, my teacher will notice that I didn't do it.)
I ought to do my homework. (I don't have to if I don't want to, but I feel I should do it because I want to do well in the class.)