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    aysaa is offline Senior Member
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    need - must with short answers...

    Hello,

    -Must I go to school today?
    No, you needn't.

    -Need I go to school today?
    Yes, you must.

    We can answer the questions like them ,but I want to ask whether we can answer in the way I wrote below or not.

    -Must I go to school today?
    No, you musn't

    -Need I go to school today?
    Yes, you need.

    Thanks......

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    Re: need - must with short answers...

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    -Must I go to school today?...No, you musn't...Possible, but only with the unlikely sense of "No, you are not permitted to go".

    -Need I go to school today?...Yes, you need....No.
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