Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 01:30:18 -0500
From: "Gregory J. Pulliam" HUMPULLIAM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MINNA.ACC.IIT.EDU
Subject: needs + present participle
Now I'm doubting my own recollections. Several have written that "X needs
a washing" is grammatical in their dialects. Is "X needs washing" grammatical
in the dialects of anybody? I'm not alone out here, am I?