needn’t

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ÉtymologieModifier

De l’auxiliaire need et du suffixe flexionnel -n’t.

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Auxiliaire
Temps Affirmatif Négatif
Présent need
\nid\
needn’t
\nid.n̩t\

needn’t \ˈnid.n̩t\ (États-Unis), \ˈniːd.n̩t\ (Royaume-Uni) contraction (Auxiliaire)

  1. Négation de l’auxiliaire need. Ne pas être obligé de.
    • I imagine the stuff about digging up treasure was shoved in to marginally allay that disappointment, while still making parents feel that it’s all very educational and outdoorsy, and so perhaps they needn’t worry so much about childhood obesity. — (David Mitchell, Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy: And Other Rules to Live By, Guardian Faber Publishing, 2019, p. 68)
    • He needn’t go.
      Il n’est pas obligé d’y aller.

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Apparentés étymologiquesModifier

Affirmatif Négatif
am (amn’t)
are aren’t
is isn’t
was wasn’t
were weren’t
ain’t
be (bean’t)
Affirmatif Négatif
do don’t
does doesn’t
did didn’t
have haven’t
has hasn’t
had hadn’t
Affirmatif Négatif
can cannot, can’t
could couldn’t
may (mayn’t)
might mightn’t
shall shan’t
should shouldn’t
will won’t
would wouldn’t
Affirmatif Négatif
dare daren’t
must mustn’t
need needn’t
ought oughtn’t
used to (usedn’t to)


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