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    You don't have to have studied....

    Hello, everyone.

    I came across this question when I told me friend that I was planning to do international law as a post graduate student. I didn't do law back at my old university. Fortunately, I am still allowed to make my application.

    During our conversation, I said:"You don't have to have studied law as an undergraduate student if you want to do law as a post graduate student." The moment I uttered such words, I felt very uncomfortable with what I'd just said.

    Is this structure grammatical? And is it natural? If not, how would you put it?

    Many thanks

    Richard

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    Re: You don't have to have studied....

    It may be slightly awkward, but I wouldn't call it wrong. I prefer "you don't need to have studied" or "you needn't study"...

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    Re: You don't have to have studied....

    Quote Originally Posted by cubezero3 View Post
    I told me friend
    Is that a typo or a mistake?

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    Re: You don't have to have studied....

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Is that a typo or a mistake?
    It's a typo. What a shame.

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    Re: You don't have to have studied....

    Quote Originally Posted by cubezero3 View Post
    It's a typo. What a shame.
    Happens to the best of us.

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    Re: You don't have to have studied....

    I find "You don't have to have studied..." OK.

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