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absolutely necessary

This page is about the collocation absolutely necessary

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

totally or completely necessary

For example

  • Are you sure the operation is absolutely necessary?

  • If it wasn't absolutely necessary, we wouldn't be doing it.

Note:
A similar collocation is "absolutely essential"

Quick Quiz

The tests are absolutely necessary in this case, so

a. they have to be done

b. they might be useful

c. they're not really needed

Contributor: Matt Errey