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    #1

    The house needs repairing/repairs

    The house needs to be repaired.
    The house needs repairing.
    The house needs repairs.

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    My question is: which is more idiomatic? Thank you.
    Last edited by LiuJing; 13-Jun-2010 at 04:32.

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    #2

    Re: The house needs repairing/repairs

    In AmE, the most common phrase would be "the house needs repairs."

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