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@ahmed_btm posted:

- I think there is no need to tell Tom about the reason why (for which) you went to Australia.

I agree with Ahmed that in your original sentence there is a "why" that is not included in your attempt to paraphrase it. I'm going to use versions with V-ing, in line with your attempted paraphrase:

- I don't think (that) you need to tell Tom why you went to Australia.
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I don't think there is any need to tell Tom (about) the reason for your having gone to Australia.

(In these two sentences, the speaker is questioning the need to state the reason why Tom went to Australia.)

- I don't think (that) you need to tell Tom (that) you went to Australia.
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I don't think there is any need to tell Tom about your having gone to Australia.

(In these two sentences, the speaker is questioning the need to state the fact that Tom went to Australia.)

Note: According to our Guideline 7 (see here), "REWRITE" is not a good title — not only does it sound like an order, but it also does not describe the real point in question. A good title could have been you need to tell / the need to tell.

Last edited by Gustavo, Co-Moderator

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