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    #1

    It need hardly be said

    Why do we say:

    "it need hardly be said..."

    and not

    "it needs hardly be said..."

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    #2

    Re: It need hardly be said

    Subjunctive.

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    #3

    Re: It need hardly be said

    ...And in Br Eng that mood is not used as widely has some people might prefer. Be that as it may (), most Br E speakers would say something like 'There's little need to say...'.

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    #4

    Re: It need hardly be said

    Another one here:

    We say:

    "If Jesus was God, was there now two Gods?"

    or

    "If Jesus was God, were there now two Gods?"

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    #5

    Re: It need hardly be said

    "Gods" is plural. There were two Gods. There was one God.

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    Re: It need hardly be said

    What is the general rule with the "re" pattern. For exemple: reemerge, redo, rethink, etc. Do they go like; re-emerge, re-do, re-think, or always in the former form? When is the hyphen added?

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    #7

    Re: It need hardly be said

    When I use the verb "to trust", do I always need to follow it with the pronoun "that" or not?

    For example:

    "If I have some measure of control over them, then I can trust that my gaze will feedback to me, something that feels good."

    or

    "If I have some measure of control over them, then I can trust my gaze will feedback to me, something that feels good."

    Are both correct, or only one of them is?

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    #8

    Re: It need hardly be said

    To discuss new topics please start new threads; each thread should have a unique and meaningful title. (Don't just think 'This is my thread' and keep asking different questions in it. )

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