needs + PP

Paul Fletcher fletcher at HKUSUA.HKU.HK
Thu Apr 10 03:32:21 UTC 1997

Just a footnote to Carl Mills posting: I don't think constructions such as
'my hair needs washed' will be found in Norwich or other English English
dialects, but they are well-attested in Scottish English. The only source I
have to hand is Trudgill & Hannah, 'International English', 3rd ed. 1994,
p.98, where examples are given for ScotEng and the comparison  explicitly
made with 'some regional US dialects'.
Paul Fletcher

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