I've given an initial usage note, but I think more grammatical info is needed (ahem) about "need" as a modal verb. — Paul G 10:23, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
We learnt about needn't, but haven't mentioned more formes. I would like to ask if there are more versions, too.
- do not need = needn't
- does not need = needsn't????
And what ought I to do in questions? Can I simly ask: Need you some more infos? or only: Do you need some more infos? And third person, again. Or this all can happen only if need is a modal verb? Ferike333 21:51, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
Example of modal use in question
The example "Need he go?" has been replaced by the example "Need I say more?" While it's true that the latter is more common, there's an advantage to using an example with the third person singular: it illustrates that "need" does not inflect to "needs" when used modally. Can we find a good third person singular example? Duoduoduo 18:07, 24 September 2011 (UTC)