"They're not going to be make-work jobs, but jobs doing the work that America desperately needs done, jobs rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, repairing our dangerously deficient dams and levees so that we don't face another Katrina."
I've extracted a sentence from Obama's speech. I might have been discussing this in one of the threads but once again a question regarding the use of "need+done" has come up.
Wasn't it supposed to be "needs to be done"? So could I say "There are certain things I need done" or "My car needs fixed"?
Last edited by ostap77; 24-Sep-2011 at 10:42.
There are some household chores I need to do before...
When you say "There's something I need done..." it suggests that you are going to arrange for someone else to do it.
If it's a simple statement about the chores without suggesting who is going to them, then:
There are some household chores that need doing before...
2) A. I hear you bought a new house.
B. Yeah. I'm just going to need extra money since there are major repairs I need done to my new house. OK?
Last edited by 5jj; 24-Sep-2011 at 16:46. Reason: typo - thanks, esmr2d2