"have to" Vs "am to

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Re: "have to" Vs "am to

Post by Joe » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:00 pm

“Am to” is used in more formal and official situations. In the army you might receive an instruction like:
You are to report to the Commanding Officer at 09:00.

“Have to” is less formal and more subjective:
I have to visit my mother in hospital this afternoon.

They are both about obligation.
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