Thursday, December 31, 2020

Needs rephrased

From a TV commercial for a community college: “Choose a major that will prepare you for a promising future or university transfer.”

[Need + past participle is a thing.]

comments: 2

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I don't understand what you mean by "Need + past participle is a thing".

Michael Leddy said...

My fault — I meant to add a link to explain, which I just did. It’s a regionalism: “The car needs washed.”