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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
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 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
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 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
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 13:04

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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".

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  • 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
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 6:22
  • I think that "a must" is commonly located right at the end of the sentence: "Daily exercise is a must". Commented Jul 18, 2012 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
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 12:30
  • Why are you assuming that it was written by a native speaker?
    – Pitarou
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 23:09
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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.

instead.

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  • +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." Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 13:16

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