Date: Fri, 28 Oct 1994 13:58:48 -0400 From: Martha Howard Subject: need + p.p. In German, ther verb "brauchen" (to need) takes the p.p., instead of the infinitive. Could this be the background for the use of need + p.p. in western Pa., where much of the speech is heavily influenced by the Pa Dutch (Germans) Incidentally, need + p.p. is used in WV as well as western Pa.