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    It is not necessary that the parents have been receiving benefit

    It's me again.

    It is not necessary that the parents have been receiving benefit.

    Does the sentence above mean "the parents have not necessarily been receiving benefit" that is to say "the parents may not have been receiving benefit (maybe they have not been receiving benefit). (statement)
    Maybe the real meaning is "it is not necessary that the parents (should) be receiving benefit" or "it is not necessary for the parents to be receiving benefit"? (recommendation)

    Thank you.

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    Re: It is not necessary that the parents have been receiving benefit

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    It's me again.

    It is not necessary that the parents have been receiving benefit.

    Does the sentence above mean "the parents have not necessarily been receiving benefit" that is to say "the parents may not have been receiving benefit (maybe they have not been receiving benefit). (statement)
    Maybe the real meaning is "it is not necessary that the parents (should) be receiving benefit" or "it is not necessary for the parents to be receiving benefit"? (recommendation)

    Thank you.
    May we have some context? It is possible that this is referring to "benefits", i.e. welfare. But I am not sure.

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    Re: It is not necessary that the parents have been receiving benefit

    Yes, it applies to benefits. Unfortunately, I can't provide any context because a friend of mine is in possession of the benefit form.

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    Re: It is not necessary that the parents have been receiving benefit

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Yes, it applies to benefits. Unfortunately, I can't provide any context because a friend of mine is in possession of the benefit form.
    Without more context it's not possible to say exactly what is meant.

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    Re: It is not necessary that the parents have been receiving benefit

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Yes, it applies to benefits. Unfortunately, I can't provide any context because a friend of mine is in possession of the benefit form.
    So, part of the context would be that the sentence occurs on a benefits form. This fact narrows down the probable meanings.
    'Context' does not just mean the grammatical context in which the sentence occurs.
    The sentence appears to mean that, for the purposes of the paragraph in which it appears, whether the parents have been receiving a benefit or not is not relevant. You can apply the appropriate rule in the paragraph regardless of whether the parents have been receiving a benefit.

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