[TR] needs repaired

Brian Kemp bk13 at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 28 21:16:11 MST 2020

Some people have an eye for this type of thing.  In my case, I'm drawn 
to extra spaces between words or a single space after the punctuation at 
the end of a sentence.


On 1/27/2020 12:52 PM, Ron L'Herault wrote:
> Warning:   This is not Triumph related.
> I’m an uptight New Englander who was taught English grammar by nuns 
> who had sticks.  8-).     Face Book, was the first place I’d seen this 
> usage.  Now it appears in a mailing list message.
> “Needs Restored like that one.”
> ---------------------------------
> I look at that and first wonder, needs restored what?   Then deep in 
> the recesses of my mind, I hear Sister Thomasina saying  “You will 
> write ‘needs to be restored’ 100 times on the blackboard. When you are 
> done, you will write ‘needs restoration’ 100 times as well.”
> So, since it is not a Triumph question, if people want to answer 
> privately, super.   Do you use this sentence construction habitually?  
> In what part of the country do you live?  I was not an English major. 
> I’m definitely not a great writer and don’t spell everything 
> correctly, but I’m extremely curious to find out the extent of the 
> usage and this is a nice friendly group who may be able to help me.
> Let’s hear it for fluif.
> Ron L’Herault
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