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Unread postby smiledman » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:02 pm

hi
I have some questions
Are the following answers correct?
1-It was not necessary to walk. (use: We)
We had not to walk.
2-She has a car , hasn`t she?
3- Can you help me , please? (Reported speech )
He asked his friend if he could help him.
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Re: have to

Unread postby dennismychina » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:05 am

Hi, I’d say;
1. We didn’t have to walk. / It was not necessary for us to walk.
2. Fine.
3. He/She asked if I could help him/her.
Hope this helps.
Enjoy.
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Re: have to

Unread postby smiledman » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:43 pm

hi
I know this answer but the answers I provide are true?
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Re: have to

Unread postby Josef » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:35 am

smiledman wrote:I know this answer but the answers I provide are true?

Re your answers:

1. not correct. It should be: "We didn't have to walk."

2. correct, but may not be entirely idiomatic. British would more likely say: "She's got a car, hasn't she?" [as in "She has got a car, hasn't she?"] Another (I think American) possibility is: "She has a car, doesn't she?" [as in "She does have a car, doesn't she?"

3. perfectly correct
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Re: have to

Unread postby smiledman » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:12 pm

Thanks greatly
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Re: have to

Unread postby kamel » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:21 pm

1-It was not necessary to walk. (use: We)
the meaning here is that we walked in reality ,but after walking we recognized that what we did was not necessary;I think we are dealing with absence of necessity I propose the following: we needn't have walked
I hope I 'll receive a comment.
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Re: have to

Unread postby mheinjapan » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:06 am

Just confirming ECs response to #2. In America, we would say "She's got a (sounds more like godduh when a California boy like me says it) car, doesn't she?" Again, this is a colloquial SPEECH pattern. In American formal or technical writing, you might simply ask, Does she have a car? I think you already knew that one though, so sorry to beat a dead horse if that's the case.
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