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    Difference in meaning between the sentences

    She need not say how obliging she feels.

    She does not need to say how obliging she feels.

    Is there a difference in meaning between the sentences? Thanks.

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    Re: Difference in meaning between the sentences

    Same meaning

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    Re: Difference in meaning between the sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    She need not say how obliging she feels.

    She does not need to say how obliging she feels.

    Is there a difference in meaning between the sentences? Thanks.
    Neither means much to me. I cannot think of any situation in which anybody might need to say how obliging they feel.

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    Re: Difference in meaning between the sentences

    Thanks, 5jj.

    If I changed the word to 'obligated', does it make sense? And, if so, do the sentences have the same meaning?

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    Re: Difference in meaning between the sentences

    That makes more sense. There is no real difference in meaning between the two sentences.

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