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    Need to/needn't

    1- You need to work hard.
    2- You needn't be rash.
    Are both of these sentences correct?If yes, why is there a 'to' in the affirmative sentence, but not in the negative sentence??
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    Re: Need to/needn't

    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    1- You need to work hard.
    2- You needn't be rash.
    Are both of these sentences correct?If yes, why is there a 'to' in the affirmative sentence, but not in the negative sentence??
    Please help.
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    1) a regular verb

    2) a modal verb

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    Re: Need to/needn't

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
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    1) a regular verb

    2) a modal verb
    Any example of this modal verb in affirmative?

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    Re: Need to/needn't

    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    Any example of this modal verb in affirmative?
    "Need" as a modal verb appears especially in British English in questions and negative statements. You could google it and see what pops on the monitor.

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    Re: Need to/needn't

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    Even when modal need appears to be used in the affirmative, there is usually a negative sense:

    I don't think we need worry about that. (= I think we needn't worry about that.)

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