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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
If there is a benefit to you, you generally would use the word:

If there is no choice and no past tense you MUST use:

Is must not the same as don't have to?

When there is a consequence you generally should use:

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170 Comments on “Need to, have to, must – modals of necessity”

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Good for me.thank you:)

Monday, February 13th 2012

    not easy but good o learn i.
    thnkz a lot

    Wednesday, February 15th 2012

      hey there thats creative byez

      Friday, February 17th 2012

    I need watching Engvid

    Tuesday, March 28th 2017

It’s a very good lesson !!

Monday, February 13th 2012

Hi, james you are a nice teacher. Let me ask you something, last day i said to someone you have to get pregnant, now i not sure about it if I was correct. It is benefits for her therefore would be Need”?….

Monday, February 13th 2012

If there is no choice and no past tense you MUST use:
didn’t understand this

Monday, February 13th 2012

Now it’s much more clear for me. Thanks.

Monday, February 13th 2012

Excelent class James!! Thanks!!

Monday, February 13th 2012

love it ,,thank you

Monday, February 13th 2012

Yeah… I was asking about this lesson in Emma’s Class but Finally I got it. Thanks a lot.
Best Wishes
East Timor

Monday, February 13th 2012

thank u bro

Monday, February 13th 2012

what about “must” ?

Monday, February 13th 2012


Monday, February 13th 2012

Hi every body!
Do you see that it exciting?
I am interested with this lesson.
Thank teacher, indeed.

Monday, February 13th 2012

Thank you. It was so fun to study.
I could know the difference between “have to ” and “need to” from your sensible gesture.

Monday, February 13th 2012

I have to watch engvid jejeje thanks a lot !!!!

Monday, February 13th 2012

Thanks for the effort EngVid. God Bless you all

Monday, February 13th 2012

Tank u James. Now i uderstand proper use of have to and need to

Monday, February 13th 2012

    james sorry i put you on alot of work i did the wrong videos so yeah umm email me at abbyvanorden@gmail.com and ill write back to you

    Friday, February 17th 2012

hello james your lesson is very benefical so i need to learn english from you and also i like the way you teach.plz give lesson how to use talk to polite way .

Monday, February 13th 2012

Thanks for the lesson and I think you missed the “must” modal! Must is in the quiz and title but no info in the video lesson.

Monday, February 13th 2012

    Yah! I saw the video again but i didn’t see the explanation…

    Monday, June 8th 2015

where is must in your explanation?

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

Is have 2 the same as should??!

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

    ***Happy Valentine!***
    The Best 2 all!

    Tuesday, February 14th 2012

thank you

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

thanks 4 a interesting lesson…
If there is no choice and no past tense you MUST use:
1. must
2. have to
3. need to
ans=must…..howz it???i don’t get it..may u explain it?

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

    engstud, If you don’t mind, allow me to give my opinion. If we have no choice, we can say “must” or “have to”. But,of the two words, only “have to” has a past form, that is “had to”.
    I hope that Mr.James will correct me if I’m wrong.

    Tuesday, February 14th 2012

      the correct answer is MUST.

      Wednesday, February 15th 2012

        Both answers are correct.However, here the question is what generally (not formally) should use. Must is formal.

        Saturday, August 3rd 2013

thanks for your concern, it is very benificial.

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

I am very happy to know about have to and need to. But I have 1 question, what different between must not and don’t have to?

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

James;you are amazing.Shaza from Jordan

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

    Shaza, If you don’t mind, allow me to give my opinion. If we have no choice, we can say “must” or “have to”. But,of the two words, only “have to” has a past form, that is “had to”.
    I hope that Mr.James will correct me if I’m wrong.

    Tuesday, February 14th 2012

      I’m really sorry for commenting on a wrong person. I meant to comment on engstud.

      Tuesday, February 14th 2012

My studends love your lessons, thank you!)))

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

Hello James,
Thank you for this lesson, but I need to ask you about MUST. I can’t see the difference between ‘Must and have to’ or ‘must and need to’.
Could you be so kind to explain that? Thank you!
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

ups) I mean – students))))

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

If I’m doing a favor for example :
I went there because my Aunc _______ to took some medicine!
Which should I use have to or need to ??

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

hi. iam from azerbaijan. happy valentines day. i am teacher but it is pleasure for me to learn more from your lecture. thank you for everything. u are good at your profession.
please teac

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

hi. iam from AZERBAIJAN. iam teacher in but it is pleasure for me to listen to your good lecture & to learn more from u. thanks for teaching.

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

I fail the quiz, damn I can not believe it. have a good day James.

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

i have to say it is easy and smooth lesson
thanks indeed

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

your videos have helped me a lot in my classes. thanks to you, i know the differences between figurative speech and actually meaning it.

Tuesday, February 14th 2012


Tuesday, February 14th 2012

just one fail :)

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

I got two out of four …hmm not bad.. hope you can also discuss to us about “must”..Thanks

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

Thank you very much I learn from you.

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

I like this web site, its very educational

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

ya, i need to improve my english

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

Nice teacher! Thank you!

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

Hi James. I have watched your lessons many times. They brought many benefits for me. there is one thing that I want to share with EngVid : We should got more lessons in comparing and contrasting how diffirent they are when we learn some similar words, like: immigrate vs emigrate, delay vs postpone, so on…

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

why doesn’t anybody respond to our comments?

Thursday, February 16th 2012

I would like to know something, which one do we “need”/ “have” to use in a question? for instance something that is not a benefit for me neither an urgency because I will have a consequence… Ex: Do I need/have to fill the application form up twicr? Do I need/have to buy the uniform? …
and now: you have/need to answer me? :)
many thanks, you are always really useful

Thursday, February 16th 2012

I am also a teacher in English. I was surfing the internet looking for some motivating strategies to enable my students understand clearly and deeply what I’m talking in front of them.I saw this cite and I need to say “awesome”. I have to admire your style James because that is my style too, only, I am a Filipino.

Thursday, February 16th 2012

thank you,it help me so much

Friday, February 17th 2012

thank you very much,this video help me so much

Friday, February 17th 2012

so yaeh sorry james

Friday, February 17th 2012

Thank you, James!!!! very helpful lesson. I like the way you express yourself!!! Thank you!!!!

Sunday, February 19th 2012

thank u all of my teacher next to God
keep it up

Sunday, February 19th 2012

And must, When do we use? When we have to obey the laws or rules?

Sunday, February 19th 2012

Hello Mr James! In my opinion you are usually even often explain your lesson in orally but its good but I think it will be better to have more examples in written form its just my opinion… so cause a lot of students can`t understand your quick speech….thanks!

Monday, February 20th 2012

thanks for you.i watch engvid very often.

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

Thank you but I need to know alot about using must . please james .

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

thanks so much m.r James

Tuesday, February 21st 2012


Tuesday, February 21st 2012

this is excellent class james now is easy for remember this thank you so much

Thursday, February 23rd 2012


Friday, February 24th 2012


Friday, February 24th 2012

Hi James,
Could you explain the difference between “within” and “inside”? I know this isn’t part of this topic but I don’t know where to post my doubts.


Saturday, February 25th 2012

It’s kind of emergency situations! You have to update your lecture more frequently! That’s because many viewers are dying to watch your lecture and learn something good from you. Of course, I’m a big fan of you, too! I need to study English from you becauswe I can get a wide range of beneficial information from you!

Hi, I’m a korea student, and I’ve been wathcing your videoclips since last year. I think all of your lectures are very beneficial for me to enhance my English. I hope that your lecture will keep coming up. By the way, I just wonder how can I improve my writing skills in English. What’s the best way to advance my English writing skills!!!I’m quite freaking out because of my poor writing skills! Whenever I took a written examination in English, I just got a very low score and I’ve been very unsatisfied with my bad grades! Please help me out~! Could you tell me how to fix this problem? I’d appreciate it if you could tell me the specific way to enhance my writing skills. Thanks again. All the best to you, John!

Wednesday, February 29th 2012

I’m an EOT and your lessons are very helpful for me. Thanks!

Wednesday, February 29th 2012

thanks for explanation..)))

Thursday, March 1st 2012

Friends help me. I wanna learn english please help me friends. From Any country please im from INDIA

Thursday, March 1st 2012

Good lesson Mr.James.

Friday, March 2nd 2012


Thursday, March 8th 2012

pls explain briefly,with more examples,thank u.

Saturday, March 10th 2012

thank you so much, I need to see the engvid again

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

I like the way that you use it to teach us the lessons

Wednesday, March 14th 2012

nice lesson sir but teach in slow motion please sir. I listen your video again and again to understand you but being an Asian it is difficult for me to understand your strong accent. dont mind sir. sorry

Wednesday, March 14th 2012

Question number 2 +3 are confusing for me?

Would you please give me more details

Thank you

Saturday, March 17th 2012

thank you

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

he is good teacher, from mongolia :D

Wednesday, April 4th 2012

It’s very hard , can’t get it :( , i need to know more

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

ur awsome james

Friday, April 20th 2012

You are the best James.

Monday, April 30th 2012

Thank you sir.

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

thanks fella (y)

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

thanks fella (y)
God bless you

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

u forgot Philippines James:P

Sunday, May 20th 2012

awww i got it perfect,i need to watch more videos:)

Sunday, May 20th 2012

Nice explanation,i got it clearly.

Sunday, May 27th 2012

James you’re the best,i got it clearly,thank you so much.

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Dear professor:
I want to know when we must use the auxiliary do-does in the interrogative form, with the verbs to have and to be.

Saturday, June 23rd 2012

i have require is salary certificate (is it correct)

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

I never Seen Mr. James has replied to any one, but where as other teacher did. Anyway you are awesome. The way you teach is really understandable.

Thank You.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Hi James:

Could you please explain the difference between Might have and Might. Both are past tense of May, for example They were not at home, they might have gone to park.we used here have plus P.P. what if I say in simple past for example they were not at home they might go to the park? Notice verb is in base form? What would be differnce between these two sentence. Why we used Have plus P.P in first one?

Kindly help


Sunday, August 26th 2012

Is must not the same as don’t have to?
I’ve chosen NO =D (I need to look up somewhere the difference)
In sum, thanks for wonderful and useful video!
Wish you all the best and every happiness =)

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

sorry for mess, to be precise i replyed YES it’s the same. But it turned out different =)

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

Thank you James, you are a good teacher.

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

Dear James, thanks a lot for your patience. I do appreciate you helping us with learning English. I hope I used “gerundium” correctly :-)

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

James, I need to be your student! You have to be my teacher please! hahaha
Thank you, I love the way you teach, It’s funny and confortable!
Grettings from Colombia :)

Friday, September 7th 2012


Saturday, October 27th 2012

and what about the correct use of “must”? you haven’t spoken about it. Bye, Maria

Sunday, November 4th 2012

James, you didn’t tell anything about “must”, could you please explain the correct usage of it? Thank you for your amazing lessons!!! Best regards!!!!!!

Friday, November 23rd 2012

I’ve already found your lesson on the usage of “must”! Thanks!!!!!!!!:)

Friday, November 23rd 2012

I think this very very important website for the foreign English learners who have no time to study at school and I’m very thankful to the creators of this website who spend time doing this useful job.

Monday, December 17th 2012

thank you :)

Sunday, January 6th 2013

You are rocking!!! :D
Nice video…….. :)

Monday, January 21st 2013

thank for your good idea

Sunday, January 27th 2013

Thank a lot.I always enjoy your lesson

Friday, February 1st 2013

good lesson..:)

Saturday, February 16th 2013

Cool lesson :d . Wouldn’t like to have a wife with a shotgun when I’m older.
In every case your lesson are good. They help me very much.
Keep going on like that. you’re good.

Friday, April 5th 2013

I need to watch this lessons.
But when I do, I have to pay attention.

Friday, April 5th 2013

Thank you it was very usefull

Friday, April 5th 2013

Hi teacher, could you tell me more about question number3 and question number 4? what difference between Have to and must?

Friday, June 7th 2013

thank you jamse You are wonderful

Friday, June 7th 2013

Hi james, than you for lesson. i ve question for you. i have an exam in one month. it gona be writing a project in english. i want to increase my English, especially, writing very well. how is the best way ?

Sunday, June 16th 2013

well, it’s nice, but could you make the questions little harder?, thnx:).

Sunday, June 30th 2013

thank you i got 4/4 :)

Saturday, July 6th 2013

Thank you James

Thursday, July 25th 2013

hi james,,,,thanks n Gb

Saturday, August 17th 2013

100% Great!! thank you so much for the explanations

Sunday, September 1st 2013

He doesn’t talk about must!!=(

Monday, September 16th 2013

Hi,James you give agood lesson for you student that English is second language for them , but you do not reply to their question when asks you some tips to light their way for improving English , that is not complain just flash back ,to let all get benefit- thanks

Thursday, October 24th 2013

so useful

Sunday, December 8th 2013

I need to learn modal verbs because they are used in English grammar very often. Thanks for great lesson now I have to go.

Monday, January 13th 2014

thanks it so useful for me……………….

Saturday, February 8th 2014

Thank you teacher, but there were some Questions which we didn’t see in this video.

Like must & mustn’t

I need to watch you because of the really benefit we gain from you.


Saturday, March 1st 2014

Thanks got 50%.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

thanks a lot)

Friday, July 4th 2014

Thank you very much!

Monday, July 14th 2014

Thank you. It is a good lesson for me.

Sunday, September 7th 2014

Thank you! I watch your videos with great pleasure!

Friday, October 31st 2014

thank you. what about must

Saturday, November 1st 2014

There’s no MUST explanation here. No wonder I just got 50 :( but thanks James, you’re still my best!.

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

Thank James

Monday, November 24th 2014

thanks sir james.

Friday, December 12th 2014

Great, James. Thanks,again.

Thursday, January 1st 2015

What’s this “log out” thing?

It’s the second time I see this when I leave a comment and I simply don’t know what it means.


Thursday, January 1st 2015

I have to study hard!!

Monday, January 26th 2015

I got 3 out of 4 correct. Thanks James.

Sunday, March 8th 2015

Repetition is the mother of learning.
I’ve repeated it twice, at first, the glance of an eye, it may look like an easy thing, but when you’ve dive in, its not anymore easy as it seems..
that’s why I HAVE to repeat it, in order for me to learn. and I NEED to learn it because I NEED to become a GOOD ENGLISH SPEAKER :)

Friday, March 27th 2015

Not bad

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

:( Question #3: why is “must not” not the same as “don’t have to”? Thanks!

Monday, August 3rd 2015

Modal verbs isn’t a simple grammar issue for me. Tnanx a lot. I’ve got 100%!

Monday, August 24th 2015

thank you, seem me what I need learn more

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Wonderful. ..thanks

Wednesday, October 14th 2015

Very good.

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016

James, so how would you explain the main title of the movie: “We need to talk about Kevin” ? Where is the benefit of “need”? Generally the whole situation in that family was bad and it should be discussed before Kevin had killed half of his class. It was rather urgency than benefit…. Best wishes from Poland.

Thursday, February 25th 2016


Thursday, June 2nd 2016

fun manner

Tuesday, July 12th 2016


Sunday, July 24th 2016

Thats’a fun class

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

It seemed easy but I have had to watch the lesson twice because the test wasn’t guessed with the right answers. It was a pity that I haven’t understood this lesson at all but anyway, thanks a lot, teacher James from EngVid.

Monday, March 6th 2017

    Three times to understand the lesson, specially the second question with “must”, it’s clear that the obligation is stronger than “have to”, but I thought that the past of “must” was “should”, but I don’t know why “must” doesn’t have past.

    Monday, March 6th 2017

Thank U..

Saturday, June 3rd 2017

try to understand.

Saturday, June 3rd 2017

i dont understand this quiz.

Friday, September 15th 2017

got it, thanks

Monday, October 23rd 2017

Thank you!

Thursday, December 21st 2017


Thursday, June 7th 2018

Thank you James, once again :)

Saturday, June 23rd 2018

You got 3 correct out of 4.


Sunday, August 12th 2018

thanks .Can you retell more deeper about must

Friday, December 14th 2018

2. If there is no choice and no past tense you MUST use:
-have to
-need to

I answered “have to” but the correct answer ” must”

Must- in the present and past the same! “must” and have to both means
“Rule and you have no other choices”
Your test is not correct :(

Friday, July 26th 2019

    ‘Have to’ always have choice/opition, opinion/ adviced.
    I recommend Ronnie’s class maybe it help you. >youtube.com – English Grammar: Must & Have to engvid with Roonie.

    Wednesday, January 8th 2020

Easy to understand!! Thank you very much :)

Sunday, November 3rd 2019

Mr. James always has great lessons. Thank you.

Wednesday, January 8th 2020

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