UNDERSTANDING GRAMMAR – 3
Previous two blogs we discussed “WANT”..
Today, our topic is – NEED.
NEED has a strange character. Sometimes it plays the role of a main verb, sometimes it plays the role an auxiliary verb.
1) NEED AS A PRINCIPAL VERB
You need to help her.
We need to talk to him.
2 ) NEED AS AN AUXILIARY VERB
She need not wait any longer. ( Here, need is an auxiliary verb so no ‘s’ added to need).
You need not ask my permission.
The Negative Adverb Hardly is often used with need.
He need hardly say that he is interested in the offer. ( Auxiliary Verb).
When we talk about unnecessary things happened in PAST we use HAVE+ PAST PARTICIPLE
He need not have lost his temper.
3) Semi Modal NEED (sometimes it is also called semi-modal) doesn’t have Past Simple form so we make Past tense by using DID
e.g He did not need to buy any book.
So go through this blog minutely, and enjoy the learning.