0
  1. I did not have to meet him there.
  1. I need not have met him there.

what is the difference in meaning between these two sentences???

0

"I did not have to meet him there" could mean "I was not required to meet him there", or it could mean "I could have met him somewhere else", but "I need not have met him there" only means the second of these.

| improve this answer | |
-2

There is no difference in meaning, only in use. If you are in a formal location, it is more recommended that you use did not have to. If you are in a place that does not require you to be formal, you can choose which one you prefer to use. I think the first one sounds like something more complete, but that's just a personal opinion.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.