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    Default There are a few rules that we need adhere to.

    The following dialogue is from a moive:-

    'Children, there are a few rules that we need adhere to', said a teacher .

    Question 1. Is the 'need' a modal verb in the above sentence?

    Question 2. Is it correct to use 'need to' in the above sentence?

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    Default Re: There are a few rules that we need adhere to.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    The following dialogue is from a movie:-

    'Children, there are a few rules that we need adhere to', said a teacher .

    Question 1. Is the 'need' a modal verb in the above sentence?

    Question 2. Is it correct to use 'need to' in the above sentence?

    Thanks.
    Are you certain that the teacher said "need adhere to", not "need to adhere to"?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: There are a few rules that we need adhere to.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Are you certain that the teacher said "need adhere to", not "need to adhere to"?
    Thanks, emsr2d2.

    I am not certain. The teacher might have said "need to adhere to", but I heard 'need' without 'to' ?

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