I have a question regarding the use of need as a modal and need to. Here’s my issue: we have to summarise each character of Charlie and the chocolate factory the same way as Roald Dahl (the author) which really mocking sometimes even rude so TRIGGER WARNING body shaming. Here is the sentence I’m having an issue with:
He is as fat as a pig he ought to go on a diet or at least that what his mother need tell him, right?
Is it grammatically correct or shall I say that’s what his mother needs to tell him. Thank you for your replies