Date: Tue, 21 Jun 1994 14:39:00 +1200
From: "George Halliday (09)483-9039" HALLIDAYG[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SCHOOLS.MINEDU.GOVT.NZ
Subject: Re: needs + p.p.
Needs + p.p.
Another postively interesting Scoticism I'm sure.
In Scotland it is also normal to use the p.p.
It needs washed
They want kicked.
The pres. part with this is not normal as in English English.
Another (but unrelated ) issue is the relative clause strategies that I read
somewhere is usual in speech in most of US but not of course in StEng.:
The people that their house was burnt down.
rather than ...whose house was burnt down.
How wide spread is this Rel Cl strategy?