Date: Tue, 21 Jun 1994 05:42:57 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor 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]