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Dropping "to be" in sentences? ("need washed", "need sent")

Anonymous
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I have a new coworker from the Midwest who speaks and writes like that. It sounds so wrong, and even worse when written.

Is this a common thing? Why?

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:05 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:06 PM
???
Peaceful.chaos
by Emerald Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:07 PM
Depends on the context. I say both. "These need sent out immediately" and "these need washed asap"

Eta- I'm retired military and it's something we're encouraged to adopt in our writing to cut out unnecessary words, especially for performance reports and decorations. I automatically do it now.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:07 PM
I drop it sometimes in conversation, but in a work email I definitely wouldn't. I'm from central PA, if that matters.
imthatgirl0607
by Emerald Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:08 PM
Thats obnoxious.
TheSilence
by on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:09 PM
I'm from the Midwest and I have never heard that before.
littlemoments99
by Gold Member on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:09 PM

I don't drop those words and I live in the midwest. That is just bad grammar and sounds like lazy speaking to me. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:10 PM

That would drive me crazy.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:11 PM
I live in the Midwest, not from here though, and I'll admit that they say some odd things but I've never come across that. Sounds lazy to me.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM

lazy ho

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM
I'm southern and that would drive me insane y'all ;) lol
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