Date: Sat, 8 Apr 1995 06:59:16 -0500 From: Ron Rabin 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? Ron Rabin