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I would really appreciate it If someone could examine the below sentence.
We normally say,He need not have the table reserved.But,Can we say,he need not had the table reserved?
If we can,then how natural is it?
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
It would be grammatical (but not natural) to say
'He need not have had the table reserved'.
I am still confused because I wrote what I saw in Cambridge English grammar in use intermediate level and the same was in advanced edition.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Sep-2015 at 12:04.
I think your grammar book says '... needn't have reserved a table' instead of '... need not have the table reserved', which was used in your post#1, but I am not a teacher.
"We normally say,He need not have the table reserved."
What part of the Cambridge text makes you think that we normally say that?
what is the difference between what I wrote and what the picture says?
Does changing "have done something" to "have something done" changes the meaning to this extent?
Is this the syntax I have to follow "need not have done something"?