How to Use Had To in a Sentence

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We use ‘had to’ to explain the past action. ‘Had to’ is used with all subjects.

We use ‘had to’

  • to describe something necessary,
  • something desired,
  • something required by law,
  • and to emphasize a sentence.

‘Had to’ is used to describe an action in the past.

Formation of a Sentence With Had To

The construction of a sentence with had to is as follows:

  • Subject + had to + base form of a verb + other words + full stop (.)


Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. She had to provide food to orphans yesterday.
  2. I had to serve meals in the cafeteria for my kids.
  3. He had to get information about the presence of workers.
  4. He had to write an article about a pet for a website.
  5. I had to buy some notebooks for my son.
  6. She had to manage a program in the office.
  7. He had to participate in the college dance competition.
  8. Sanika had to convince her mother of her marriage.
  9. She had to cook for her guests.
  10. She had to paint her house with her skills.
  11. Saurabh had to check all the evidence last night.
  12. We had to plant a hundred trees a day.
  13. He had to guard his sister’s farmhouse.
  14. Students had to reach for a parade on time.
  15. She had to complete her work within an hour.
  16. You had to cultivate fruit trees last year.
  17. They had to learn sincerely to crack the competitive exam.
  18. A waiter had to serve water to all customers.
  19. He had to compromise with her wife.
  20. Students had to put on blue shoes.
  21. She had to convey the message to her sister.
  22. A worker had to work for eight hours.
  23. An elephant had to pull the log.
  24. A bullock had to work in a field.
  25. A teacher had to teach mathematics in an easy way.
  26. A student had to wear a school uniform.
  27. She had to try her best to succeed in this competitive world.
  28. The staff had to arrive before 10 o’clock.
  29. We had to speak our minds clearly in that situation.
  30. Sangeeta had to study for four hours every day.

Related Lessons-

The use of

  1. ‘am’ to explain the state of being
  2. ‘is’ to tell about the profession of someone
  3. pronoun ‘these’ in questions
  4. ‘will’ in negative answers
  5. ‘have’ in the questions of completed action
  6. Forms of Verb

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