Advanced Level >> Grammar Worksheets >> Fine difference between "needn't have" and "didn't have to". Here is a grammar worksheet to practice them.

"Needn't Have" or "Didn't Need To" Worksheet.


1. I DIDN'T NEED TO GO to work today but I went as I knew they were really busy on this new contract.

2. I NEEDN'T HAVE TAKEN any money to the museum - I didn't realise it was free to enter.

3. Sheila NEEDN'T HAVE GOT a taxi to the party. I would have given her a lift in my car.

4. Oh Mike, you NEEDN'T HAVE BOUGHT me anything for my birthday! A simple card would have been perfectly acceptable.

5. Today was the last day of school and we DIDN'T NEED TO ATTEND classes in the afternoon.

6. We went for a lovely walk in the woods yesterday. We took a huge picnic with us but there was a café there anyway. We NEEDN'T HAVE TAKEN anything!

7. Our boss told us we had an extra three days to finish the project so we DIDN'T HAVE TO WORK so hard.

8. You NEEDN'T HAVE SAID anything to Carla about the broken vase. She understood what had happened anyway. Premium

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