MUST (ellipsis of following verb.)

Point 71 in the category of MODALITY:

‘must’ with the following verb ellipted where the previous main verb is understood


*Ellipted subject is also B1.


EXAMPLE of a following verb ellipted:

We can do this because we must.


An iWeb search for:

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*we have removed incorrectly tagged ‘must’ as a noun.

1 , IF YOU MUST . 213

3 DO WHAT YOU MUST . 61
4 IT IF YOU MUST . 53
5 , BUT YOU MUST . 36
6 , BUT I MUST . 36
7 UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST . 34

9 , AS IT MUST . 31
10 IF YOU REALLY MUST . 30
11 YOU FEEL YOU MUST . 29
12 , AND WE MUST . 28
13 , BUT NEEDS MUST . 28
14 , IF I MUST . 27
15 THEM IF YOU MUST . 27
16 IF YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST . 25
17 IT , YOU MUST . 25
18 ONLY IF YOU MUST . 25
19 YET , YOU MUST . 25
20 YET , YOU MUST ! 24
21 DO WHAT WE MUST . 24
22 , BUT WE MUST . 23

24 I FEEL I MUST . 21
25 , YOU REALLY MUST . 20
26 ( IF YOU MUST ! 20

28 DO WHAT THEY MUST . 18
29 , THEN YOU MUST . 16
30 , IF YOU MUST ! 16

32 DO WHAT I MUST . 15
33 SUFFER WHAT THEY MUST . 15
34 , IF WE MUST . 15

36 , YOU SIMPLY MUST . 14
37 , YOU SIMPLY MUST ! 14
38 ME IF YOU MUST . 14
39 I KNOW I MUST . 14
40 I THINK YOU MUST . 13

42 , YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST . 12
43 IT , YOU MUST ! 12
44 ” IF YOU MUST . 12
45 . BUT I MUST . 12
46 THEY FEEL THEY MUST . 11


A2:

if, must, yet
B1:

absolutely, unless
B2:
simply, suffer