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falloir vs. devoir

falloir vs. devoir = to be necessary to have to, must,  to take + time, to owe

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Do you know the difference between FALLOIR and DEVOIR?

1. FALLOIR, DEVOIR, (and AVOIR BESOIN DE) as a necessity

2. DEVOIR as a necessity and as an uncertainty

3. FALLOIR as to take time

4. DEVOIR as to owe

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Practice

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  1. It is necessary for me to learn French with FRENCH ETC.
  2. I had to change train.
  3. I used to have to go there every day.
  4. She is scheduled to arrive in two days.
  5. She was supposed to arrive three days ago.
  6. He had to arrive an hour ago.
  7. It takes us an hour to eat.
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