that had to be said

blizzy

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Can I say these?
But all that had to be said had been said.
But all that had to be done had been done.
 
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Yes. They look a bit strange, but they are both correct and natural.
 

Rover_KE

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I agree, though beginning with 'But', they don't work as stand-alone sentences.
 
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