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    Default Need plus preposition

    Morning, do I must to use to after Need. For example: "I need to ask you a question", or "We need to work all together to move forward and fast". Are these two senteces right? What rule we must to follow to use "to" after this verb? I know that if I use need when I want to say "I need you" I avoid the preposition "to". Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by msoto View Post
    Morning, do I must to use to after Need. For example: "I need to ask you a question", or "We need to work all together to move forward and fast". Are these two senteces right? What rule we must to follow to use "to" after this verb? I know that if I use need when I want to say "I need you" I avoid the preposition "to". Thanks
    First, your title should be "Need Plus Infinitive". Second, use your favorite search engine to see a list of verbs that are typically followed by an infinitive form. Finally, "must" is never followed by the infinitive form.

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    Default Re: Need plus preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    First, your title should be "Need Plus Infinitive". Second, use your favorite search engine to see a list of verbs that are typically followed by an infinitive form. Finally, "must" is never followed by the infinitive form.
    Thank you very much!

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    Default Re: Need plus preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by msoto View Post
    What rule we must to follow to use "to" after this verb? I know that if I use need when I want to say "I need you" I avoid the preposition "to". Thanks
    Hello, msoto.
    When "need" is followed by a verb, you use "to".
    (Well, yes, it can be followed by '-ing form', depending on the context.)

    need - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com

    I hope it helps.

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