Today we’ll be talking about the perfect first aid kit, so you’re never left in need during a crisis.
Question: I looked up the definition of need as a noun in a dictionary as below:
need - noun. the state of not having enough food, money or support
But I’m not sure if it’s the right meaning for the phrase “in need” here?
Is it something left out after “in need”?
No, it is correct. In the sentence, think of the phrase “in need” as an adverbial phrase, describing how you are left. In the state of need, meaning in a situation in which you’re missing something.
These phrases might not seem natural to you at first, but they will become natural the more you become accustomed to the English language. Instead of questioning every little nuance of English, just expose yourself to more of the language and you won’t need to ask these questions.
Being “left in need” is another way of saying that you are “in short supply” of something, i.e. you don’t have enough of something.
Today we’ll be talking about the perfect first aid kit, so that you’re never in short supply of first aid during a crisis.
Thanks a lot, brucenator.