Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
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To be, or not to be - language usage I'm not used to

There was a link I shared a while back about places where Scottish and English varied.

And I knew there was one which always bothered me, but I couldn't remember what it was. And then I remembered just now!

The usage I encounter sometimes is "The shopping needs done", whereas I grew up with "The shopping needs to be done".

I've mostly encountered it without "to be" in Scotland - but I'm sure that usage varies across the country. Anyone got local experience about this variant usage?
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