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What’s the difference between “can” and “don’t have to”?

Can is when we are talking about things we can do, if you want to.

For example, you can eat and drink in the cinema if you want to.

Or I can go for as run tonight if I feel like it.

Don’t have to is used when we don’t have to do something if we don’t have to.

For example, you don’t have to buy me a birthday present if you don’t want to.

Or, I don’t have to cook tonight, I can order pizza instead.

What can you do this weekend if you don’t have to work?

Comments below please.


Don’t have to.

Thank you.