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    Default Which one is correct?

    I want to know which one is correct.
    1. You need not to worry about him.
    2. You need not worry above him.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    You don't need to worry about him.
    You need not worry about him.

    Please note that "please" is a well-used word in English.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Welcome to the forums, faisaljan.

    Please note that better title would have been You need not to worry about him.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    I never participated at any forum before therefore your Guidelines are always needed. I will improve my thread titles next time. thanks

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Sorry that I failed to notice that that was your first post or I would have welcomed you as well.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    In sentence #2, as well as changing "to worry" to "worry", you changed "about" to "above". Was that an accident?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In sentence #2, as well as changing "to worry" to "worry", you changed "about" to "above". Was that an accident?
    the real sentence was " You need not to worry above him" which appears in examination which I was taken recently. I am aware of that if "Need"comes in a sentence as a verb then we don"t need to put "to" in that sentence, but I did not change "above".

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    In that case there was an error in the original exam question. "You need not worry above him" is not a grammatical English sentence. It has no meaning.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    I had been assuming it was an auto-correct error.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    I think these words bid, would rather, had better, make, let, hear, behold also does not take "to" after them, Right?

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