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    #1

    needn't

    Which one is ok to utter?
    Is it ok to say need, needn't as is. isn't?

    No, you needn't play snooker with me.
    No, you aren't need play snooker with me.

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: needn't

    Quote Originally Posted by waleed123456 View Post
    Which one is ok to utter?
    Is it ok to say need, needn't as is. isn't?

    No, you needn't play snooker with me.
    No, you aren't don't need play snooker with me.

    Thanks a lot
    An American isn't likely to say the first one.

    Also, "to utter" is grammatically okay, but sounds odd. I suggest "to say."
    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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    Re: needn't

    The first one is fine in BrE.

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