“It Needs To Be” – Conversational Etiquette

When speaking about a task that should be completed in the future, don’t forget to use the words, “to be“.

For example; say, “The car needs to be washed.”  Do not say, “The car needs washed” or “The care needs washing.”

In a few areas of the country, it is common for people to drop the “to be” from their sentences.  When I hear them speak in this manner, I immediately have a good idea where they are from.

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