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Hi,

Please consider the following sentence.

As in the previous chapter, the first stage in designing an OOP solution is to examine
what PHP already has to offer.

I don't think highlighted 'has to' is interchangable with 'must'; I guess it is more likely ... has offering.

If I was correct how to distinguish between them?

Thanks.
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Hi,

Please consider the following sentence.

As in the previous chapter, the first stage in designing an OOP solution is to examine
what PHP already has to offer.

I don't think highlighted 'has to' is interchangable with 'must'; No, it's not.

I guess it is more likely ... has offering. It means 'what PHP already possesses that they can offer'.

eg Iin an ice-cream store)

Customer: What flavours do you have to offer?

Ice cream salesman: I have chocolate and vanilla.

If I was correct how to distinguish between them?

Usually, the context will make it very clear. Are PCP likely to be in a situation where they already must offer something? This seems unlikely to me. And if such were the case, I think the sentence would be worded in some other way that makes the meaning clear.

Clive