아/어 + 야지요
Verb + 아/어/여 + 야 지 : This pattern is used to indicate obligation, but it is stronger and insistent than the grammar patterns V + 아/어 + 야 되다 and V + 아/어 + 야 하다. It is often used as a response to something obvious or said when the other person knows something must be done. When used as a response this pattern is approximately equal to '(Of course) I have to' ~ or '(Of course) I must ~' in English.
- This pattern cannot be used in a question form.
|Rule 1:||If there is no 받침 or if the adjective/verb stem has ㄹ as a 받침|
|Rule 2:||If there is a 받침 at the end of the adjective/verb stem|
|밥 먹어야지.||I have to eat|
|다음 역에서 내려야지.||You have to get off a the next station||This comes off as if the other person should know the next place is where they must get off.|