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

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  • The car wasn’t dirty. You __________________ (wash) it.
    needn't have washed
  • You __________ (say) anything to Carla about the broken vase. She understood what had happened anyway.
    needn't have said
  • It was my day off yesterday, that’s why I __________ (get up) early.
    didn’t need to get up
  • Our boss told us we had an extra three days to finish the project so we __________ (work) so hard.
    didn't need to work
  • It started raining heavily so I ____________ (water) the flowers.
    didn’t need to water
  • Today was the last day of school and we __________ (attend) classes in the afternoon.
    didn't need to attend
  • I __________ (pay) any money at the museum. It was free to enter.
    didn't need to pay
  • Oh Mike, you __________ (buy) me anything for my birthday! A simple card would have been perfectly acceptable.
    needn't have bought
  • Sheila __________ (walk) to the party. I would have given her a lift in my car.
    needn't have walked
  • 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 __________ (take) anything!
    needn't have taken
  • You _______________________ (buy) me a newspaper. I’ve already got one!
    needn't have bought
  • When the party was over, I realized that you __________ (cook) so much food as most of it was untouched.
    needn’t have cooked