Date: Tue, 21 Jun 1994 05:42:57 -0500
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: needs + p.p.
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.
I don't think I'd call it "usual" -- I've managed to live my whole life
without ever having heard it.
rather than ...whose house was burnt down.
I haven't heard this either, of course, but not because of the syntax --
because of "burnt" for "burned." :-)
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)