Date: Tue, 21 Jun 1994 14:39:00 +1200 From: "George Halliday (09)483-9039" 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. with wants: 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? George Halliday