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    Need and neednīt

    would you tell me the difference between need and neednīt, please?
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    Dany

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    Re: Need and neednīt

    Not. :)

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    Re: Need and neednīt

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    would you tell me the difference between need and neednīt, please?
    Thanks
    Dany
    ***NOT A TEACHER***In the United States, most people prefer to say: You don't need to go. In some other varieties of the English language, some people prefer: You needn't go.


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    Re: Need and neednīt

    You can say sentences with 'need' in three ways - two of which are negative:

    You need to come.
    You don't need to come.
    You needn't come.

    The two negative ones - 'You don't need to come' and 'You needn't come' - are identical in meaning. The form using 'needn't' is used much less.

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