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Hi, everyone! I want to ask about a word "necessary".
Do you use "necessary" as a verb?
I heard one American professor saying like following;
    "We don't necessary ---"
I can't find other words pronounced like "necessary" in my dictionary.
Can anybody teach me?

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Hi! Thank you.
A738a said:

It's an adjective. I'm sure s/he said, "necessarily". Cool nick, by the way.

Hi! andy, thank you.

andy said:

As far as I know, it's an adjective so the sentence should be "We aren't necessary."

Hi, David
Thank you!
David said:

Hi Mustang,

"necessary" is an an Adjective. It describes something that MUST exist in order for the sentence to be true. 

Oxygen is necessary for human life as we know it.

"necessity" is a Noun and refers to another noun -- usually the subject in a sentence.

Oxygen is a necessity for human life as we know it.

"necessarily" is an Adverb, but not necessarily easy to explain. It is used in negative sentences usually with not (don't, isn't or weren't) and actually means something like "always", You may not have heard the whole sentence: "We don't necessary ---" It would probably have been something like: "We don't necessarily all die from smoking cigarettes, but they reduce our efficient use of oxygen."

"Necessary" can't be a verb: It is not possible to necessary anything and nothing can be necessaried

Hope this helps.


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