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My English grammar knowledge tells me that "need" doesn't have the same status as the modal verbs "may", "can", "should" and what not. Hence the second usage where two verbs appear consecutively is incorrect. But yesterday, my native English speaking friends Americans told me that "I need compute this. How can this be? Is it a colloquial usage but grammatically incorrect, or is it grammatically Need you do meCamzap Japanese Girls Tarob
If it is grammatically correct, is it Neee "need" is a semi-modal verb? Your friend is correct. The verb "need" is a funny case; it is only modal in the negative. In the positive, we already have an equivalent modal verb; namely, "I must".
White male wants ebony fun However, there are two possible meanings for the opposite of "I must do this": These two different meanings are conveyed by the modal verbs "I must not" and "I need not". Searching with Google books, it appears yyou have been this way at least since although back then, Need you do me was a positive construction "I must needs", which has since for the most part fallen out of use.
Thus, you get various grammatical constructions. Over the last few centuries, Need you do me don't need to" has slowly been replacing "I need not", but "I need not do this" is di Need you do me reasonably frequently, and is grammatical. However, if "I need do this" was ever grammatical, it was in the long distant past.
Today, I believe most people would use "need to" here. But if your friend was using "need compute" in the negative, there is a good case to make for it being grammatical.
There's something missing from the description of the problem, which is the omission of the word only. I grant that it is an archaic construction, but I do not concede it is incorrect.
I'm adding a note forwarded by "friend 2". In fact, it appears that only does indeed affect grammaticality.Girl Looking To Fuck Guy Stevensville
Need can also have the same present-tense forms as modal auxiliary d Need you do me this case, need is normally followed by an infinitive without to. She needn't reserve a seat - there'll be plenty of room.
These forms are used mainly in negative sentences needn'tbut they are also possible in questions, after if and in other 'non-affirmative' structures.
You needn't fill in a form. So, it seems Need you do me can use need as a modal verb in an affirmative sentence when a 'non-affirmative' word such as only, hardly, seldom etc. Look at Swann's last example: Simply put, your friends are wrong.
Sex dating in Chamois, being a native speaker does Need you do me mean that one can speak a language correctly. Indeed, it is often the case tat those who speak a language best are those who have learned it very well as a second language. They tend to be more aware Needd the grammatical rules. I remember a Scottish friend trying to convince me the following sentence is correct English:. That said, your friends may be confused by an archaic idiom.
For example, a character in Shakespeare's Hamlet says:. This, however, is both archaic and different from needs compute. You could, if consciously trying to be pretentious say. I had red about "Need" and "Need to". Need you do me you use this sentence: When someone tell you: I think it is regional usage.
No, it's not okay to use "need compute" in a scientific or Need you do me paper. Unless you have a specific sentence, however, the question is moot: Please see this answer for more about the quasi-modals like need and dare.
In contemporary English, modal need almost only ever occurs under inversion or negation.
Modal verbs do not use a "to". That is, you say I can do this. In the negative, you have: I need not do this.
yoou I do not Need you do me to do this. In the positive, you have: I must do this. Finally, in the past you could say it is not the case that I need compute this, since that is a negative use and this is why your friend might not be wrong. Peter Shor 61k 5 Thank Need you do me Peter Shor.
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But looking in Google books, you can easily find sentences such as "I do not think, however, that I need apologize for Need you do me done so"using the modal "need" in the same type of negative construction.
So it was still in use not so long ago.
True, I've seen sentences structured that way, however, the construction of that sentence differs slightly from the construction of your last sentence. Also that is written English, which has remained much more formal then spoken English.
Which of course is one of the reasons for confusion when it comes to English, there are differences between written and spoken English rules! Searching among the first 50 instances of Need you do me take" in Google books beforeaside from the construction "had need take" which isn't used nowadaysI only find one instance of need take that isn't negative in some way: I'd say that need as a positive modal verb Need you do me currently ungrammatical.
Need you do me In this setting, we need only consider X. We could equivalently say 2. In this setting, we only need to consider X.
I agree that the second is more common, but would submit that the first is not incorrect. According to Swann Practical English Usage, 3rd ed. Need I fill in a form? I wonder if I need fill in a form.
This is the only form you need fill in. But "only" wouldn't change the grammaticality of the problem.
But why would the different position of only in the sentence alter Sluts free chat in Maiering grammar of the sentence itself? Why would it be right to use need as a modal if you insert only between need and the following verb, whereas the same wouldn't be true when placing only before need?
Thus, if "need" is a modal verb, and you do without the "to"you have to put the "only" after "need". Randolph 1, 1 11 Rather, they take a bare infinitive complement. Need is a Semimodal or semi-modal verb. I remember a Scottish friend trying to convince me the following sentence Need you do me correct English: Where has Dave went? For example, a character in Shakespeare's Hamlet says: Such love must needs be treason in my breast.
You could, if consciously trying to be pretentious say [ Ellie Kesselman 4, 3 21 Please note that this is not a discussion forum or a rant room.
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