Date: Mon, 3 Apr 1995 13:33:17 -0500 From: "Gregory J. Pulliam" Subject: Re: need + participle My wife who is from western Ohio uses need + past participle. Being from Mississippi myself, and therefore a speaker of proper English, I use needs + present participle. Greg Pulliam Illinois Institute of Tech. p.s. my wife who is from Mississippi uses need + present participle.