I have read this sentence but I can not understand it. Under which circumstances is this type of sentence is? Also, please tell me which grammar rule has been applied.

they will open our salary account so it is must to bring the originals

Can anyone explain it?

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    This looks to me like a sentence written by somebody who does not know English very well. – Colin Fine Jul 18 '12 at 12:30
  • I also observe that a salary account is not a phrase I have ever heard before: is it perhaps common in Indian English? – Colin Fine Jul 18 '12 at 12:31
  • "Salary account" seems OK to me (in the US). But of course "is this type of sentence is" also lacks grammaticalitynesses. – GEdgar Jul 18 '12 at 13:04

If it is a complete sentence, the grammar is wrong.

Perhaps it should be:

They will open our salary account, so it is a must to bring the originals.

(Notice I have added "a" before "must".) Here, must is a noun that means "a thing that is mandatory / required".

  • I have read "it is must that..." to mean "it is required to... but it was in very old English, in this case it is bad grammar. – BillyNair Jul 18 '12 at 6:22
  • I think that "a must" is commonly located right at the end of the sentence: "Daily exercise is a must". – coleopterist Jul 18 '12 at 6:43
  • I can't imagine any context in which I would find Pitarou's amended text natural. It is grammatical, but nobody would say it, because "a must" is much more informal than the rest of the sentence. – Colin Fine Jul 18 '12 at 12:30
  • Why are you assuming that it was written by a native speaker? – Pitarou Jul 18 '12 at 23:09

I doubt whether any native speaker of English would say that - it definitely sounds wrong to my (native) ears. Perhaps you could say

They will open our salary account, so it is necessary to bring the originals.


  • +1 because I feel that when something is "a must," it is really just very strongly recommended. "If you go to Paris, seeing the Eiffel Tower is a must." "When you're on the lake fishing all day, sun block is a must." In the questioner's scenario, it's not "a must," it's "a requirement." – Tolerance72 Jul 18 '12 at 13:16

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