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    Reported speech - didn't need to

    'I didn't even need to open the second bottle of oil' she said. How to change it into reported speech?
    'She said that she hadn't even had to open the second bottle of oil' Is it correct?

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    Re: Reported speech - didn't need to

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    'I didn't even need to open the second bottle of oil' she said. How to change it into reported speech?
    'She said that she hadn't even had to open the second bottle of oil' Is it correct?
    OK, but in AmE you would more often hear/read "..............she didn't even have to open etc." OR "............she didn't even need to etc."

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    Re: Reported speech - didn't need to

    It's fine in BrE.

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