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    Default needn't have repeat/ didn't have to repeat

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your appreciated opinion concerning the following two sentences?

    You needn’t have repeat it. (need – modal verb in present + Perfect Infinitive)

    He didn’t have to repeat it. (to have – modal verb in Simple Past + Imperfect Infinitive)

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    V.

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    Default Re: needn't have repeat/ didn't have to repeat

    #1 Must use the past participle with unecessary actions performed. "You needn't have repeated it".
    #2 OK

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