Results 1 to 6 of 6
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Jul 2007
    • Posts: 812
    #1

    word

    A. " What's wrong?"
    B. " I got trouble. I need / needed your help."

    In this case, both "need" and "needed" are ok? Please.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #2

    Re: word

    Without fuller context of the situation, grammatically both can be used.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Jul 2007
    • Posts: 812
    #3

    Re: word

    So, "needed" does not mean no need any more. Right?
    Please.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #4

    Re: word

    It might - it might also mean that two days ago I needed your help and could still do with it. This is where the context of the use will confirm which is required.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Jul 2007
    • Posts: 812
    #5

    Re: word

    You meaning is that "could still do with it " means I still need help. Right?
    Please.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #6

    Re: word

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    You meaning is that "could still do with it " means I still need help. Right?
    Please.
    Yes

Similar Threads

  1. The meaning with no word . . .
    By ScaryEders in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-May-2009, 07:15
  2. Vocabulary
    By huda23 in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-Aug-2008, 22:38
  3. The misused word--absolute
    By pljames in forum Text Analysis and Statistics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 13-Dec-2007, 23:19
  4. word or the word?
    By joham in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Dec-2007, 08:24
  5. audience, family, couple...
    By Lenka in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-Apr-2007, 12:03

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •