End of ADS-L Digest - 1 Apr 1995 to 2 Apr 1995 ********************************************** There are 11 messages totalling 232 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. need + participle (3) 2. Positive Anymore 3. names to nouns 4. Ambrosia! (2) 5. ambrosia 6. Tom Murray's example "this needs washed" 7. churros 8. Bounced Mail ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 3 Apr 1995 07:53:36 -0600 From: Bruce Gelder Subject: Re: need + participle >that sneaks into people's language without them realizing it, maybe like >the *need + [p.p.]* usage in, for example, "the car needs washed." Are there any studies on this construction? Does DARE discuss it? I know three people who use it consistently: one (male, ~30) is from Salt Lake City, one (female, ~40) is from Montana, and one (male, ~35) is from Akron, Ohio. I'm just curious about how widespread it is. By the way, thanks for the replies to my question about prepositions. Several people have E-mailed me with good suggestions. --Bruce