A) He had to buy at least five books to last him through the week.
B) Bepin had to ask Chuni to leave.
Had to is used to show that it was very important or necessary for Bepin Babu to do something. He had no choice. We can also use ‘have to’/ ‘has to’ in the same way.
Fill in the blanks below using ‘had to’/ ‘have to’/ ‘has to’.
(i) I ________________ cut my hair every month. (ii) We ________________ go for swimming lessons last year. (iii) She ________________ tell the principal the truth. (iv) They ________________ take the baby to the doctor. (v) We ________________ complain to the police about the noise. (vi) Romit ________________ finish his homework before he could come out to play. (vii) I ________________ repair my cycle yesterday.