jibe/jive, needs washed

vida morkunas vidamorkunas at TELUS.NET
Fri Jan 24 02:13:26 UTC 2003

>Also, does anyone know if the following is a usage specific to the Midwest,
>because this is the only place I've heard it used (or noticed, anyway): the
>dropping of "to be" after needs -- "my hair needs washed," "the clock needs
>restored," etc. I wouldn't have a problem if the gerund was used instead --
>"needs washing" or "needs restoring" -- but I like it best with the "to be
>washed" phrasing.

I have not heard this in Vancouver BC, does not sound 'right',

vidamorkunas at telus.net

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