I'm trying to write a sentence with the phrase "eliminates the need to do sth..." and have gotten as far as “消除作sth..的————”, any suggestions? I don't think 需要or必须are very good choices because they are usually placed near the beginning of the sentence...

  • 就用不着做什么 see iciba 1. Credit cards eliminate the need to carry a lot of cash. 有了信用卡就用不着携带很多现金。
    – user6065
    Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 17:21

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(1) A排除对B的需求 - A eliminates the need for B

(2) A消除对B的需要 - ditto

Don't forget to use 对 as 'preposition'.

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    You can also use 免除 instead of 排除、消除, and 要求 instead of 需求、需要。 (3) 免除了对B的需求/要求。
    – Danke Xie
    Commented Jun 8, 2015 at 22:27

use 需求 is better

for example: “需要从源头上消除代写论文的需求” from 新华网


需求;需求量 “需求”虽然有一个“求”,但它可以也经常被作为名词。“需要”实际上也可以做名词。比如说: “你有没有考虑到我的需要!” “把人民的需要放在第一位(Not the case for the commies tho...)” 需求更多被放在比较正式的场合。比如做调查时“消费者的需求”。 Don't doubt it. I'm native Chinese haha^^


I would suggest 避免作sth..的需求

消除 doesn't feel right for the context.

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