LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||16/OUT/2008 6:34 PM|
Just like "you need advice" not 'of advice'
Maybe if you were expressing a partitive concept the 'of' is used: "Would you like some of the cake" (you need cake); "Would you like a cup of coffee" (you need coffee)
Look at it from the point of view of the verb 'need'
We have expressions like "I am in need of assistance / in need of a drink"
But in the shorter direct expressions "I need assistance / I need a drink" the role of 'of' vanishes
That's just the way it is
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