Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 07:18:34 -0500
From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU
Subject: Re: needs + present participle
On Fri, 7 Apr 1995, Gregory J. Pulliam wrote:
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?
It is in my North Midland/Indland northern mix.