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英文口语中如何正确使用need这个单词

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Hello, welcome to the new class. My name is Niharika. And I am your tutor for today's lesson.

Now what are we gonna learn today here? English is a language has more than enough words that you and me can even think of. And it is very important to know the use of simply verbs so that you are always grammatically correct. Therefore, here we are gonna learn today using the word “need”.

Now, need. What comes to your mind when you think of this word? Need is a necessity. It means require. It is a must have, right? So this “need” acts as a main verb, which means it is require or it is a necessity. So let's look into some examples here that would explain it to you in a much better way.

“I need help.” Here,”need” is your main verb. It is the only verb in this sentence. So need the help is require, it is necessity. That explains “I need help.”

We can also look into another sentence here. “I need some new winter clothes.” Maybe it is very cold outside. So winter cloth is a necessity. Therefore, you would say”I need some new winter cloth.” So “need” is your main verb here.

We also have sentence written here. ”she needs to talk to him.” Now “she” is your third person. Whereas “needs” is your main verb. However, let's stress the letter “s”. We are using this the reason is that “she” is the third person here.

We also have two more forms for need, which is needed and, of course, needed. Needed is your past. And needed again is your past possible. So here we learned “need” when used as your main verb. Now let's see how “need” can be used as an auxiliary verb. Now, when “need” is used as an auxiliary verb, it is commonly used as in negative sentence and also in questions. To explain this to you we have sentences here.

“You need not ask my permission.” Here, “need” is a supporting verb to “ask”. “Ask” is your main verb. There is a “not” is your negative word. All right, so “need” is here a supporting verb.

Let's look at a question here. “Need we wait any longer?” now, this is a question here that need we wait any longer? If your answer to this is a positive answer, you would say”yes, you must.” And if your answer is negative to this question, then you would say “no, you need not.” So now this explains that how we use the need as a main verb and as a auxiliary verb.

All right. Now, let's see here that how we can use the word “need” in the past. It really means that unnecessary things that happened in the past. So, to explain this better let's look at some examples here.

“We needn't have waited for them.” Now, here, “needn't” is the negative, right? That “have” plus “waited” is past participle. So, this explains that “we needn't have waited for them.” This means that it was unnecessary that we waited for them.

Let's look another sentence here. That”you needn't have lost your temper.” Again, here “needn't” is your negative. “Have” plus the past participle that is “lost”. So losing your temper was just unnecessary. So that's why we use the sentence that “you needn't have lost your temper.”

Let's look at we learned now as the main verb, as the auxiliary verb and how the “need” can be used in the past. Now we also use as a noun. Now let me explain how. Now,”education is a need.” Here, “need” is your noun because it's not a requirement. But we have various kinds of needs. There are types kind of needs like food, clothing, shelter is you needs, right? So this “need” acts as your noun here.

Now, let's look at what is the different between a need and a desire. Now, what is that mean? Here “need” would again a necessity like two meals a day or three meals a day is your necessity, right? So here this “need” means that it's a necessity. Whereas desire is your desire like while my desire is to have a Florin or a Linbocity. So here, desire is not your necessity. Therefore, there gives you're the difference between need and the desire.

We hope this lesson helped you to know the uses of the word “need” and next time if you use this word you will confident and you know that you are grammatically correct.

So thank you for listening to us here. For any reason and comments, please write to us and tell them you take care as you in the next class.