needless 必要のない

November 29, 2016 =========

☆   needless  必要のない


Something that is needless is completely unnecessary. For example, “I don’t want to take any needless risks.” Or “The company is not growing at the moment, so hiring another staff member was needless.”

There is another way to use this word, and that is in the phrase, “needless to say”. Have you heard of this? We use this phrase when we want to emphasize that what we are about to say is obvious and to be expected. It is similar to saying, “of course.” Here are some example sentences:

Needless to say, he didn’t believe me.  
Needless to say, I’m excited to be going to Hawaii next year!
Needless to say, she shouldn’t have spent so much money on Christmas presents.

Can you use this phrase in a sentence?