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    #1

    no need to do/to have done

    Hello, my teachers.


    If my mom has already bought a pair of shoes for me.


    Can I say:


    There is no need to buy a new pair of shoes for me. ?

    or I can just say:

    There is no need to have bought a new pair of shoes for me.

    Thanks so much!

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    #2

    Re: no need to do/to have done

    No. Say,
    There was no need (for you) to buy me a new pair of shoes.

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    #3

    Re: no need to do/to have done

    Quote Originally Posted by MOYEEA LEE View Post


    If my mom has already bought a pair of shoes for me, can I say:
    ...
    Please note my amendments to your question.

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    #4

    Re: no need to do/to have done

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    No. Say,
    There was no need (for you) to buy me a new pair of shoes.
    But can I say:

    There is no need to have bought a new pair of shoes?

    Thanks so much!

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    #5

    Re: no need to do/to have done

    That's not natural.

    There was no need to buy a new pair of shoes.
    You needn't have bought a new pair of shoes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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