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  1. wotcha's Avatar
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    #1

    He needs/need not go there.

    1, He needs not go there.

    2. He need not go there.


    Which is grammatical?

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    #2

    Re: He needs/need not go there.

    Which do you think is correct?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: He needs/need not go there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    Which do you think is correct?

    I think 2 is grammatical because need here is used as an auxiliary verb.

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    #4

    Re: He needs/need not go there.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    I think 2 is grammatical because need here is used as a auxiliary verb.
    More precisely, it functions as a modal (auxiliary) verb.

    We can also use 'need' non-modally - He doesn't need to go there.

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