necessary

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, 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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  • Hi! andy, thank you.

    andy said:

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

    necessary
    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…
  • Hi, Rose!

  • 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.

  • As far as I know, it's an adjective so the sentence should be "We aren't necessary."
  • It's an adjective. I'm sure s/he said, "necessarily". Cool nick, by the way.

  • A question never will be ridiculous. We have a German saying: " There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers."

    MUSTANG said:

    Hi, Rose
    It's OK.
    Maybe my question is ridiculous.
    I'm goint to search more about that word.
    Thank you, Rose!

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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…
  • Hi, Rose
    It's OK.
    Maybe my question is ridiculous.
    I'm goint to search more about that word.
    Thank you, Rose!

  • I have found that at on an internet site, I don't remember which one... I am sorry, it was already long time ago. When you asked me to give you an example, I was looking in my own documents whether I can find it. I don't know if it has the claim to be correct ... I'm not a native.

    I find it very pity that no one of the natives here was willing to help you with a well-founded answer.

    MUSTANG said:

    Hi, Rose. Thank you!
    Where did you find this sentence?
        "They have also made mistakes in their lives, but we don't necessary want to repeat them."

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