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Why are need and dare used as modal verb? What is so uncertain about these two words?

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  • This is the wrong site, you need to post on the main page (if you dare). Both these modal verbs can form questions and negatives without auxiliaries e.g. "Need you ask?" and "She dare not be late" Please add some research demonstrating to the community that you have a basic understanding of what modal verbs are, and their multiple meanings and uses. – Mari-Lou A Jun 3 at 7:19
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    @Mari-LouA I’d actually suggest the user ask this Q on the main page of English Language Learners, not EL&U. – Dan Bron Jun 3 at 8:12
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    @DanBron Well, the need (noun) to show minimal research is also necessary on ELL. I'm voting to close your question Rajorshi because it's off-topic here. – Mari-Lou A Jun 3 at 8:44