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    when need be

    I say, learn how to use a German and French theological dictionary (because that's what you need since theological language is highly technical and is NOT going to be in your standard language classes offered at a university), and reference them when need be.
    http://www.puritanboard.com/showthre...eology-studies

    What is the subject of the clause when need be? Can anyone please help me parse the clause when need be?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: when need be

    when need be = when necessary, when you need to

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