Ought To VS Have To

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Dec 10, 2010 17:27
I have an English question for you today.
This is very basic.
I learned from school that “ought to” means the same as “have to.”
Personally, I think that “ought to” is an old usage more than “have to”, because I rarely see it used in books and the only book I can remember is “Anne of Windy Willows”.
Do you use “ought to” in your everyday life?
If so, how do you distinguish using those two?

I’d appreciate it if you could explain them to me.
Thanks in advance.

P.S. I wrote this entry in a hurry. Sorry, if I make careless mistakes.