Nov 10, 2016

UNIT 32 • Must / mustn’t, needn’t

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  • Complete the sentences using ‘needn’t …’ + one of these verbs:

    ask       ○      come       ○      explain       ○      leave       ○      tell       ○      walk
    • We’ve got plenty of time. We yet.
      I can manage the shopping alone. You with me.
      We all the way home. We can get a taxi.
      Just help yourself if you’d like something to eat. You first.
      We can keep this a secret between ourselves. We anybody else.
      I understand the situation perfectly. You further.

    • Complete the sentences with ‘must’, ‘mustn’t’ or ‘needn’t’.
      • We haven’t got much time. We  . . . 
        must
        hurry.
        • must
        • mustn’t
        • needn’t

      • We’ve got plenty of time. We  . . . 
        needn’t
        hurry.
        • must
        • mustn’t
        • needn’t

      • We have enough food at home so we  . . . 
        needn’t
        go shopping today.
        • must
        • mustn’t
        • needn’t

      • Jim gave me a letter to post. I  . . . 
        must
        remember to post it.
        • must
        • mustn’t
        • needn’t

      • Jim gave me a letter to post. I  . . . 
        mustn’t
        forget to post it.
        • must
        • mustn’t
        • needn’t

      • There’s plenty of time for you to make up your mind. You  . . . 
        needn’t
        decide now.
        • must
        • mustn’t
        • needn’t

      • You  . . . 
        needn’t
        wash those tomatoes. They’ve already been washed.
        • must
        • mustn’t
        • needn’t

      • This is a valuable book. You  . . . 
        must
        look after it carefully and you  . . . 
        mustn’t
        lose it.
        • must
        • mustn’t
        • needn’t

      • ‘What sort of house do you want to buy? Something big?’ ~ ‘Well, it  . . . 
        needn’t
        be big—that’s not important. But it  . . . 
        must
        have a nice garden—that’s essential.’
        • must
        • mustn’t
        • needn’t

    • Read the situations and make sentences with ‘needn’t have’.
      • George went out. He took an umbrella because he thought it was going to rain. But it didn’t rain.
        He

        • Ann bought some eggs when she went shopping. When she got home, she found that she already had plenty of eggs.
          She

          • A friend got angry with you and shouted at you. You think this was unnecessary. Later you say to him/her:
            You

            • Brian had no money, so he sold his car. A few days later he won some money in a lottery.
              He

              • When we went on holiday, we took the camera with us but we didn’t use it in the end.

                • I thought I was going to miss my train so I rushed to the station. But the train was late and in the end I had to wait 20 minutes.

                • Write two sentences for each situation. Use ‘needn’t have’ in the first sentence and ‘could have’ in the second (as in the example). For ‘could have’ see Unit 27.
                  • Why did you rush? Why didn’t you take your time?

                    • Why did you walk home? Why didn’t you take a taxi?

                      • Why did you stay at a hotel? Why didn’t you stay with us?

                        • Why did she phone me in the middle of the night? Why didn’t she phone me in the morning?

                          • Why did you leave without saying anything? Why didn’t you say goodbye to me?

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