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]