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    #1

    necessary in/for

    Which is the correct preposition after necessary?

    This tool is necessary in/for repairing it.

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    #2

    Re: necessary in/for

    You need this tool to repair it.
    This tool is needed to repair it.
    This tool is necessary for the repair.

    I would not say This tool is necessary [any] repairing it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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