<Originally Posted by M56
I need my dog walking. (Action perceived as beginning or incomplete/in progress at some time in the future.)
Hmm. Interesting. Hold on. The one above and the one below are different?
Originally Posted by M56
I need my dog walking. (Present need and future reference. Ongoing at some time in the future.) >
No, they are the same. I was just elaborating.
Now here is a wonderful example, because it shifts the focus to a repetitive activity:
Would you be willing to ask the family if they need the dog walking (unpaid of course) - explain you are not very experienced and would like to learn abit before getting one yourself??