Dear all,

Recently one of our Managers, who is a foreigner met with an accident. At our place, there is a custom that when we visit a person who is admitted to a hospital we give him some fruit. So yesterday when we visited him at the hospital, we gave him some fruit. Suddenly he said, "You didn't have to bring anything". To my knowledge, that sentence should be corrected as "You shouldn't have brought anything." or "You needn't have brought anything". I'd like to get your valuable opinion on this.


All three sentences are just fine.


In my variety of English, the first sentence goes like this:

One of our managers, a foreigner, recently had an accident.

Just saying. We don't use the expression 'met with' for accidents.


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Thanks a lot.
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CJ Sir, Thanks a million for correcting my text.