Date: Sat, 8 Apr 1995 06:59:16 -0500
From: Ron Rabin RABINRL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SNYBUFAA.CS.SNYBUF.EDU
Subject: Re: needs + present participle
Ok, I'll continue answering since I haven't heard these locations mentioned
with respect to needs+pp.
I heard it and said it growing up in Los Angeles in the late 40s and 50s. And
I've heard my parents (from Philadelphia) say it too.
My question: can someone discern a pattern here since 1) the north/south
pattern was denied and 2) the incidence, at first blush, seems so scattered?