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    need

    Hello,

    I have an example.

    I need love you. (it is ok)

    But I wonder that whether we can construct a sentence without 'to' .

    I need you to love me = I need you love me?

    Do they have same meaning?

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    Re: need

    Quote Originally Posted by aliii View Post
    Hello,

    I have an example.

    I need love you. (it is ok) No.

    But I wonder that whether we can construct a sentence without 'to' .

    I need you to love me = I need you love me? No.

    Do they have same meaning? No.
    You can say 'I need you', 'I love you' and 'I need your love'.

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    #3

    Re: need

    need: As an auxiliary verb

    Uses of Need English Practice – Learn and Practice English Online

    Could you pleace take a look at this?

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    #4

    Re: need

    Quote Originally Posted by aliii View Post
    Could you pleacse take a look at this?
    Could you please take a look at this? -

    Post #2 in this thread.

    If you have any questions about this, ask them, but do not simply provide links to other sites that are not really relevant to your specific question.

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    #5

    Re: need

    Quote Originally Posted by aliii View Post
    Hello,

    I have an example.

    I need love you. (it is ok)

    But I wonder that whether we can construct a sentence without 'to' .

    I need you to love me = I need you love me?

    Do they have same meaning?
    "I need" can be followed by:

    1) an infinitive (I need to leave)
    2) a noun (I need cake)
    3) a pronoun (I need them)
    4) an adjective then a noun (I need green gloves)

    I don't know what gave you the idea that "I need love you" was correct but it certainly is not.

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    #6

    Re: need

    [QUOTE=aliii;820276]need: As an auxiliary verb


    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) Thank you for the very helpful link.

    (2) I am also a learner, so I understand how confusing things can be.

    (3) I think that your link emphasized two things:

    "Need" as a principal (regular) verb ALWAYS needs the to-infinitive.

    We learners need to thank the wonderful teachers here who help us.

    Mona needed to buy a new dress for the dance.

    Joe needs to lose a few pounds (he's been eating too much recently).

    (Your sentence) I need you to love me, for I am very lonely.

    "Need" as an auxiliary (helping) verb is like any other auxiliary: it does not change forms. NO "s" and NO "ed." It is usually used in the negative and in questions.

    You need not worry. You may ask any question here, and the patient and courteous teachers will always give you an excellent answer.

    Mona has learned that she need not buy a dress. No boy has invited her to the dance!

    Need I tell you how important English is? I am sure that you already know.

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