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    'needless to say,' or 'needless to say that'

    Hi
    Is this considered to be an expression, an idiom etc.?Is it followed by a dependent or independent clause?Thank you in advance.

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    Re: 'needless to say,' or 'needless to say that'

    Quote Originally Posted by sop View Post
    Hi
    Is this considered to be an expression, an idiom etc.?Is it followed by a dependent or independent clause?Thank you in advance.
    The following are correct uses of this expression:
    Needless to say, context is important.
    It's needless to say that context is important.
    Context is important, needless to say.
    Context is important - needless to say.

    It means that it should not need saying.

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    Re: 'needless to say,' or 'needless to say that'

    It was very helpful.Thank you.

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