Having to

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learningenglish

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May 11, 2021
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Hi there,
Could you help me understand the meaning of "having to" in the sentence structure below?

Sometimes college students go out without having to ask teachers.

-Thanks!
 

englishgeek

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Sep 23, 2020
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I would say it means that students can go out without requiring permission from their teachers.

Does this make sense?