Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 07:18:34 -0500 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" 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.