The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Ask Question. Asked 4 years, 6 months ago. Active 4 years, 6 months ago. Viewed 21k times. Which is correct and why? There need to be other reactions. There needs to be other reactions. Improve this question. Add a comment. Active Oldest Votes. The first sentence is correct: There need to be other reactions.
I've always tried to have few needs beyond food, clothing and shelter. He did not need anything of that kind. You will need a sitter for the party anyway. Still, a person didn't need to say it to feel it. Home Dictionary Meanings Need. Something required or wanted; a requisite. Need is defined as to want, desire or require.
A condition or situation in which something must be supplied in order for a certain condition to be maintained or a desired state to be achieved. Crops in need of water; a child's need for affection. A lack of something useful, required, or desired.
To be necessary; chiefly in impersonal or subjunctive constructions. To be under the necessity of or the obligation to.
They need not come. You needn't be concerned. To be in need or want. To be subject to an action by obligation. To want to be subject to. We don't need another lecture on the subject. Improving the sentence if there is a need Ask Question. Asked 7 years ago. Active 4 years, 1 month ago. Viewed 3k times. Some categorically suspected having seen the guard and thief together.
Improve this question. Jasper Google-search led me to a page thats lists this sentence among problems for solution and has the answer: leadthecompetition. No problem, Ramit! Didn't occur to me is the common way of saying the same; or, didn't strike me as an option.
Add a comment. Active Oldest Votes. Here are my initial thoughts, before visiting the link in the comment by CopperKettle: It needs more context. Some suspected what? A conspiracy? An impending crime? Some became suspicious after seeing the guard and the thief together. Based on your rewrite, perhaps you're trying to say: Some vaguely remembered seeing the guard and thief together.
Here are my thoughts, after visiting the link in the comment by CopperKettle: categorically suspected - what an odd choice of words! When you suspect something, you believe it to be true, but you're not entirely certain: suspect v. It claims that this sentence is wrong: Some became suspicious after seeing the guard and thief together. He said he was very hungry, so I gave him a fork and spoon. Improve this answer. I agree with all the points made here, but I would just mention that your final rephrasing does lose the connotations of categorically in the original.
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