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A passport is must to travel abroad.

In the above statement, what is must? Is it a noun, an adjective or a verb? Please give an example of how 'must' can be used as an adjective.

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    That sentence is not grammatically correct. Do you mean “A passport is a must …”?
    – Jim
    Jun 23 at 5:25
  • Yes, I mean ‘a’ must Is must there a noun or adjective? Jun 23 at 6:33
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    A must¹ is a noun here: Something that should not be overlooked or missed (informal). The only adjectival use listed is as 'musth' relating to elephants. Jun 23 at 6:51

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There are two words (nouns) you could use here :

a must
a must-have

In your case :

A passport is a must to travel abroad.
A passport is a must-have to travel abroad.

This means that a Passport is mandatory.

You could write that like this :

You "must have" a Passport to travel : Here "must" is a modal verb, while "have" is a verb.
You "should have" a Passport to travel : Here "should" is a modal verb, while "have" is a verb.

The meaning is unaltered.

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