Date: Fri, 1 Jul 1994 06:42:00 +1200
From: "George Halliday (09)483-9039" HALLIDAYG[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SCHOOLS.MINEDU.GOVT.NZ
Subject: Re: Double modals in Utah
Need as a modal
Grammatically modals are marked by their morphology - one feature of
which is the lack of the -s 3rd person marker so needs doesn't look
like a modal here. There is also the possible contamination by the
idiomatic "needs be when the devil drives" where needs is a noun.