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    #1

    Didn't need to/ needn't have p.p

    Hi

    I have been told that there is difference between the meaning of these two.

    we needn't have paid/ didn't need to pay to get in to museum. It was free.

    which one is correct and why?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: Didn't need to/ needn't have p.p

    needn't have p.p = Something was not necessary, but you still did it.
    did not need to = Something was not necessary.

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