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  1. B45
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    Are both okay here if my friends just went out: My friends went out without me becau

    Are both okay here if my friends just went out:

    My friends went out without me because I had been driving all day and I need rest.

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    My friends went out without me because I have been driving all day and I need rest.

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    Re: Are both okay here if my friends just went out: My friends went out without me b

    I would use "needed" in the first.

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    Re: Are both okay here if my friends just went out: My friends went out without me b

    would that make both okay?

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    Re: Are both okay here if my friends just went out: My friends went out without me b

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Would that make both okay?
    Yes.

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    Re: Are both okay here if my friends just went out: My friends went out without me b

    Needed a/to rest.

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    Re: Are both okay here if my friends just went out: My friends went out without me b

    It's OK without "a" or "to" as well.

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    Re: Are both okay here if my friends just went out: My friends went out without me b

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's OK without "a" or "to" as well.
    "Needed" implies it's not working as an auxiliary, meaning that either "to" or "a" is required.
    Look here: http://www.englishgrammar.org/bare-infinitive/

    In any case, "I needed rest" sounds a bit iffy to me.
    Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Re: Are both okay here if my friends just went out: My friends went out without me b

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    In any case, "I needed rest" sounds a bit iffy to me.
    Correct me if I'm wrong.
    I believe you're wrong. I'll concede that it sounds a bit iffy to you - you are right in that. It doesn't to me.

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    Re: Are both okay here if my friends just went out: My friends went out without me b

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I believe you're wrong. I'll concede that it sounds a bit iffy to you - you are right in that. It doesn't to me.
    So it's my ear against yours!
    At least I put up an explanation and a reference as to why I suspected it to be incorrect! Can you do the same?

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    Re: Are both okay here if my friends just went out: My friends went out without me b

    Teechar, your link is not on point. The verb need, in its transitive use, takes a direct object. "Rest" is a direct object.

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