Kata kerja need+to infinitive or Ing form?


Bagaimana bentuk kata kerja yang mengikuti kata kerja NEED?
Kata kerja need = memerlukan. Kata kerja Need yang artinya perlu atau memerlukan bisa diikuti oleh object jika kata kerja need berarti memerlukan. tapi kata kerja need juga bisa diikuti oleh to infinitive atau gerund (Ing Form) . Untuk lebih jelasnya kita lihat contoh-contoh sebagai  berikut:



  • I need some money.
  • She needs help.
  • We don’t need water
  • I need to see you soon.
  • You needn’t have done it yourself.
  • The wall needs painting. (Tembok itu perlu dicat.)
  • I think your car needs fixing. (…mobil Anda perlu diperbaiki.)
  • Your hair needs washing. (Rambut mu perlu dicuci.)

Perhatikan contoh-contoh nya dalam percakapan berikut:

Andy
What a dirty floor it is!
John
It is. I haven’t had time to clean it.
Andy
I think it needs cleaning soon.
John
Yes, that’s right.

Man
My car won’t start. Is something wrong with the engine?
Woman
I guess so. Do you need help? I can send in a mechanic for you.
Man
Let me check it first. I don’t think we need a mechanic. The battery needs replacing. I can handle it myself.

Dari contoh di atas di mana kata kerja need diikuti kata kerja berbentuk ING, maka kata kerja dalam bentuk ING tersebut berarti pasif (painting = dicat; finishing = diselesaikan; booking = dipesan dan lain-lain. The car needs repairing. (Mobil itu perlu diperbaiki)

Isilah titik-titik pada tiap kalimat dengan kata atau kata-kata  yang sesuai.


  • The road has a lot of holes. It needs …………….. (fix, fixed, fixing).
  • She needs …………………(your help, helping, helped)
  • Do you need …………. (given money, any money, giving money)
  • It doesn’t need ………………….. (repaired, the repair, repairing)
  • I need ………………..some questions (asking you, ask you, to ask you.)

Semoga penjelasan di atas dapat membantu.
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