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I really need to buy some #1 (permalink) Sat Dec 04, 2010 16:21 pm   I really need to buy some
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #263 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (2)", question 10

I really need ......... some reading glasses.

(a) buying
(b) buy
(c) to buy
(d) buys

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #263 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (2)", answer 10

I really need to buy some reading glasses.

Correct answer: (c) to buy

Your answer was: correct
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I have never seen "need" with "to".
Here why do we have to use to after need?
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need to #2 (permalink) Sat Dec 04, 2010 19:01 pm   need to
 

Hi,

I am control this verb: "need". Yes. There is without 'to' and with 'to'.
"Good priest learns until his death"-says the Hungarian proverb.

need to:is used when somebody else giving orders or controlling events:
-You need to pass a special exam to get into school.
-I need to consult my dictionary.
/including obligation/
-She needs to have access to our files.
-What do you need to take with you on holiday?
-I didn't need to go to the bank - I borrowed some money from Mary.
-I didn't need to go out but I wanted a breath of fresh air.
-Will we need to show our passport.
/Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary/

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