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    hoped to not to need to call...

    Hi forum!

    What about this sentence:

    I hoped to not to need to call you.

    Well, it sounds very complicated. Can I say it that way?

    I hoped I didn't have to call you.

    Is this better?

    Thanks!!

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    Re: hoped to not to need to call...

    Quote Originally Posted by virus99 View Post
    Hi forum!

    What about this sentence:

    I hoped to not to need to call you.

    Well, it sounds very complicated. Can I say it that way?

    I hoped I didn't have to call you.

    Is this better?

    Thanks!!
    If I understand correctly what you want to say, "I hoped I wouldn't have/need to call you" would be a better way to say it.

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