Why you think 'need' is more suitable here?

A: How long will it ( ) you to finish you work? B: Give me ten more minutes

need→× take→○

  • The correct way to ask this is "Why do you think...?" Apr 7, 2017 at 12:03

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A: How long will it take you to finish you work?

is correct. The basic form is:

it will take you (five hours)

take in this context requires a direct object (you).

However, need as used here is intransitive, so you can't write "it will need you". Instead, you have to write:

How long will you need to finish you work?

The basic form here is:

You will need (five hours)

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