Date: Sat, 27 Jul 1996 15:29:59 -0500
From: Barbara Need nee1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Subject: Re: literary words
You NEEDn't shout
Don't you DARE touch that!
DO try to come
MUST you be so difficult?
The first, third and last verb are auxiliary verbs. The first and
last are (as used here) modals. DARE can also be a modal, but then
it patterns with the modals in not taking do-support. NEED can, like
DARE, be used with do-support--but then it is not considered to
be a modal verb.
University of Chicago--Linguistics