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?

Greg Pulliam

It is in my North Midland/Indland northern mix.