“you need not TO worry” or “you need not worry”…which one is grammatically correct?

i told my frd that “you need not to worry” in her fb post… then our grammar nazi type mutual frd jumped in n made fun of this comment over some grammatical error! Im not sure if its ok to use “TO” in such sentence or its a big grammatical mistake.

7 answers by real people - “you need not TO worry” or “you need not worry”…which one is grammatically correct?

  • 5 days ago

    I would say “You need TO not worry” but I guess “You need not TO worry” is correct, in your case, but its not, sound it out loud to yourself a couple of times so you could hear it.

  • PR
    5 days ago

    The proper form is: “You need not worry”. You can also say, “You do not need to worry” but you see that the sentence is now switched around.

    Although we most commonly say, “You do not need to (wash the dishes/go to the store/do your homework/walk the dog), in this particular instance you can also say, “You need not worry” when the wording is in that order.

    Need not = You do not need to, but “need not” is a shorter version.

    Of course, if this is just Facebook, then you can say it however you like and no one should complain. This should actually matter if you were taking a grammar test. But, of course, it is nice to know how it works.

  • Joel T
    5 days ago

    The grammatically correct form is “you need not to worry”, although “need not worry” is the most common colloquially spoken in the English language.

  • ?
    5 days ago

    “you do not need to worry” turns into #2 “you need not worry”

  • quatt47
    5 days ago

    Technically it should be “You need not TO worry” but in popular parlance the word ‘to’ is often omitted from the verb.

  • Anonymous
    5 days ago

    “You need not worry” is the opposite of “you need to worry”.

  • forte88eng
    5 days ago

    you need not worry is the correct version.

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