Retired English Teacher
Are both of the sentences below correct? Thank you.
1. A newborn baby needs vaccinating.
2. A newborn baby needs to be vaccinated.
For me, "A newborn baby needs to be vaccinated" is a statement of habitual action - all newborn babies need to be/must be vaccinated. If I wanted to use "needs vaccinating", I would use it if I were carrying a newborn baby towards a nurse and I might say "Quick! This newborn needs vaccinating".
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.