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?
need: As an auxiliary verb
Uses of Need « English Practice – Learn and Practice English Online
Could you pleace take a look at this?
[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.