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    preposition combination

    consider the following example:
    1.I had the need of eating
    2.I had the need for eating
    which one is correct?
    I think that sentence 1 is wrong.But how can i grammatically explain it?
    thank you for your reply

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    Re: preposition combination

    Quote Originally Posted by nono1994 View Post
    consider the following example:
    1.I had the need of eating
    2.I had the need for eating
    which one is correct?
    I think that sentence 1 is wrong.But how can i grammatically explain it?
    thank you for your reply
    They are both incorrect. Try: "I had the need to eat".

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    Re: preposition combination

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are both incorrect. Try: "I had the need to eat".
    i don't understand why it is incorrect.
    According to Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary,
    need (noun)can be followed by
    1.need for sth/sb)
    2.need to do sth

    so i think that they are both correct.

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    Re: preposition combination

    Quote Originally Posted by nono1994 View Post
    i don't understand why it is incorrect.
    According to Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary,
    need (noun)can be followed by
    1.need for sth/sb)
    2.need to do sth

    so i think that they are both correct.
    You can be "in need of" something.
    You can "need to + infinitive" something.

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