'You don't have to'

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John

Kwiziq community member

24 July 2017

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'You don't have to'

Something I've always struggled with in France is when I don't want to say 'You must not', but rather 'You don't have to', for example: I don't want to say, 'You must not come straight away', but rather, 'You don't have to come straight away'. Can somebody point me to a good lesson on this, or let me know how to do it?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Il faut : expressing necessity and obligation"

Ron

Kwiziq community member

25 July 2017

25/07/17

Il ne faut pas de venir tout de suite or il n'est pas nécessaire de venir tout de suite. This would be two options that I have read that would seem to suffice. Pardon any misspelling. J'espère que cela vous aidera

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

24 December 2018

24/12/18

Hi John,

In the case of - You don't need to come straight away- you could also say:

"Tu n'as pas besoin de venir tout de suite."

or

"Ce n'est pas la peine que tu viennes tout de suite."

Hope this helps!

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