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Secondly, only a real dog can have a deep affection for its hosts. A deep affection or deep affection. Do we need an articke here? First, virtual dogs are much easier to look after. They needn�t taking out for a walk. They needn�t washing and brushing. Is it right to use the gerund after needn�t? Or is it better to say needn�t be taken, needn�t be washed, needn�t be brushed?

26 Feb 2022      

United States

I can answer your first question. It is correct with or without the article. Your second question involves a very British usage, so I can�t help you with that. In the US, we don�t even use "needn�t".

28 Feb 2022     

United Kingdom

I agree with Bruce on the first one - either usage is fine, however, I think people mainly go for using the article - a deep affection. 
They needn�t taking out etc is wrong. They don�t need taking out etc is right. But with needn�t, you have to say : they needn�t be taken out etc.  

28 Feb 2022