2012년 12월 14일 금요일

Dic: must (as a modal of intention or resolution, & of emphasizing your point or conviction)

■■ intention or resolution

  ■ You use must to express your intention to do something.

  • I must be getting back...
  • I must telephone my parents...
  • He told the Prime Minister that he felt he must now leave.
  ■ used as an auxiliary to express resolution
  1. on the part of the speaker when used with I or we: I must finish this.
  2. on the part of another or others as imputed to them by the speaker, when used with you, he, she, they, etc.: let him get drunk if he must.
■■ emphasizing your point or conviction

  ■ You use must in conversation in expressions such as `I must say' and `I must admit' in order to emphasize a point that you are making.
  • This came as a surprise, I must say...
  • I must admit I like looking feminine...
  ■ (used emphatically) used as an auxiliary to express conviction or certainty on the part of the speaker
  • he must have reached the town by now, surely.
  • you must be joking
.... COBUILD, COLLINS

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