The object of the transitive verb "need."
You hear this often at the prechool: "I need you to be quiet." Or: "I need for you to be quiet."
If "need" is indeed acting as a transitive verb here, then it needs an object, such as a noun or noun clause or noun-like something. "To be quiet" is certainly a noun clause. But "you to be quiet" and "for you to be quiet" don't seem to be noun clauses or noun-like constructions.
How is this resolved?
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