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Not necessary #1 (permalink) Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:24 am   Not necessary
 

Test No. incompl/elem-33 "Responses (6)", question 8

John: 'We'd like to give you this small present to show our gratitude.'
Sue: '.........'

(a) It's really not needed.
(b) It's really not wanted.
(c) It's really not demanded.
(d) It's really not necessary.

Test No. incompl/elem-33 "Responses (6)", answer 8

John: 'We'd like to give you this small present to show our gratitude.'
Sue: 'It's really not necessary.'

Correct answer: (d) It's really not necessary.
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please explain the reason why must be not necessary,and the others are incorrect
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Not necessary #2 (permalink) Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:03 am   Not necessary
 

Here this means you didn't have to and is a polite way of saying I didn't expect it and you should not have given it to me. Not needed/wanted/demanded would all be impolite because they mean that something is not required.
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Not necessary #3 (permalink) Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:52 am   Not necessary
 

Hi Alan,

Can you please explain me why its not "It's really not needed"

Thanks in advance.

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Not necessary #4 (permalink) Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:40 am   Not necessary
 

Hi,
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'It's really not needed' used in the conversation above suggests that something isn't wanted and that would not be a polite way of responding to someone who has given you a present.

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Not necessary #5 (permalink) Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:54 am   Not necessary
 

Hi Alan, Thank u so much
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Not necessary #6 (permalink) Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:34 am   Not necessary
 

Hello,

How about "There's no need."? Can it be used in this condition,and is it also impolite?

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