Haber de + infinitive instead?

ErnestaC1Kwiziq community member

Haber de + infinitive instead?

Hi there! One of the quizzes asks for the correct phrase in the following sentence:

Las aceitunas ________ en septiembre. (The olives must be harvested in September.)

Would it not be possible to use "han de recolectar" here instead of "deben ser recolectadas"?

Asked 1 year ago
CinziaB2Kwiziq community member

No, "han de recolectar" isn't correct imho, but you can say "hay que recolectar".

ErnestaC1Kwiziq community member

@Cinzia, thanks. You can also use the form haber de + infinitive*. I am just wondering if in this particular case there is something to suggest that a modal verb in a passive voice should be used instead.

* Haber de + infinitive to express formal obligation or future action (perífrasis verbal)

Ernesta asked:View original

Haber de + infinitive instead?

Hi there! One of the quizzes asks for the correct phrase in the following sentence:

Las aceitunas ________ en septiembre. (The olives must be harvested in September.)

Would it not be possible to use "han de recolectar" here instead of "deben ser recolectadas"?

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