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  • what's the difference between needn't have done and didn't need to?

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  • Okay, so didn't need to or needn't have done.

  • Now both of them talk about past situations, but they're not exactly the same.

  • Needn't have done is actually motile auxiliary needn't plus have always have plus a past participle verbs, and we use this when someone has done something.

  • But it wasn't necessary, usually because of a change in circumstances.

  • So, for example, I needn't have watered the garden because it's just started raining or we needn't have ordered all this food.

  • All the guests have canceled.

  • Now we use didn't need two plus an infinitive verb to say that something wasn't necessary, so no one did it.

  • For example, we had enough fuel in the car already, so I didn't need to stop on the way over or he didn't need to take his umbrella because the sun came out just before he left.

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  • Okay, let's talk about a similar situation in the present.

  • You can use don't need two plus an infinitive or needn't plus an infinitive to give someone permission now not to do something in the near future.

  • Most probably, for example, you don't need to water the garden this afternoon.

  • It's going to rain this evening, or we needn't order any food.

  • Now all the guests have canceled, and in this situation you can also use need as a noun.

  • Usually we accompany it with their is so there's no need to water the garden or there's no need toe order food.

  • Finally, when talking about necessity in general, use don't need two plus infinitive, for example, you don't need to pay for medical care in the U.

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what's the difference between needn't have done and didn't need to?

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‘Didn’t need’ and ‘needn’t’ - Learners' Questions

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    林宜悉   posted on 2020/03/23
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