I have a question. I was trying to find out if it's correct to say "you have to have", but I couldn't find an answer...I think people would normally use "you should have" or "you must have". In a guessing game, there weren't many options left, so in a hurry I used "have to have". Is it entirely wrong?

I'd really, really like to know the answer, in order to use proper grammar in the future.

Thank you very much. I really appreciate.

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It is perfectly okay to say

In order to be a passably decent person you have to have a conscience.

  • I think OP is asking about, “You have to have seen it, it was right in front of you.”
    – Jim
    Mar 29, 2017 at 2:37

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