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    #1

    did not have to?

    1-She (did not -does not) have to buy a new dress as her father bought her a new dress.
    It is easy to say the answer is didn't because of [bought]
    But can't we use doesn't as well?
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    She does not have to buy a new dress as her father has bought her a new dress.[ Is this sentence true?]
    I think it is,isn't it?

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    #2

    Re: did not have to?

    We can't tell whether number 2 is true or not because we don't know her or her father. (You meant to ask if it was correct.) It is correct.

    We wouldn't repeat a new dress in either sentence. Say She does not have to buy a new dress as her father has bought her one.
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    #3

    Re: did not have to?

    Thank you. You are right. I should have said correct not true.
    So the first one is one didn't ,we can't use doesn't?

    3-She did not have to buy a new dress as her father has bought her a new dress.[ Is this sentence correct?]

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    #4

    Re: did not have to?

    Quote Originally Posted by ali7772016 View Post
    Thank you. You are right. I should have said correct not true.
    So the first one is one didn't ,we can't use doesn't?

    3-She did not have to buy a new dress as her father has bought her a new dress.[ Is this sentence correct?]
    You should say She does not have to buy a new dress as her father has (already) bought her one.
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    #5

    Re: did not have to?

    Thank you so much
    1-She did not have to buy a new dress as her father bought her one
    2- She does not have to buy a new dress as her father has bought her one.
    Is there a difference in meaning?

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    #6

    Re: did not have to?

    Quote Originally Posted by ali7772016 View Post
    Thank you so much
    1-She did not have to buy a new dress as her father bought her one
    2- She does not have to buy a new dress as her father has bought her one.
    Is there a difference in meaning?
    Yes. 1 describes an event that occurred in the past. 2 describes an ongoing event happening in the present.
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