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This topic is tied to the below grammar expression in the grammar library.
なくてもいい
1. Don't have to A
そんなに   しなくて  いい です   
There's no need to be that tense.
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Can you not also use adjectives and nouns with this construction?

For example:

げんきじゃなくてもいい
あつくなくてもいい
ともだちじゃなくてもいい

Also the form here is listed with a title of なくてもよい, but the meaning is listed as なくてもいい, same as the てもいい form. Should we not make the term the same over the whole grammar and make a note that よい is also possible?
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12 years ago
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There ya go!
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12 years ago
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To be more polite, can you and です (and for casual, だ) to the end of もいい? All the user sentences just end with もいい by itself. Thanks in advance!
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9 years ago
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Yep, you'll usually find this form with at least a だ at the end :)
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9 years ago
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Actually, using だ after いい (or any other い-adjective) isn't technically correct (though a Google search will turn up some examples of Japanese people saying it, in the same way native speakers make mistakes in English.) です、でしょう、だろう are all fine, though.
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9 years ago
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さんはがいいのでしなくてもよいる。 I don't think this model sentence (the third one) has the meaning of 'Dont have to'.
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9 years ago
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Corrected it to use this grammar expression.
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9 years ago
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There ya go!

what is the difference かなくてもいい and くことはない

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1 year ago
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@Jazim

Good question! When used with verbs/actions, they are essentially the same. A couple of notes, though:

1. Based on the awesome book , ことはない is often used to say something that encourages/cheers up the listener (ex. することはない - you don't need to worry)

2. ことはない has a secondary meaning - "There are not times when A" - so "けることはない" would be something like "There are not/no times when you can go for free."

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1 year ago
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