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Grammar Girl

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Does something "need cleaned" or does it "need to be cleaned."

If you're from Pittsburgh you may be inclined to drop the “to be” from the phrase. It's just one example of the many ways language use varies from region to region.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty shares her favorite regionalisms and explains their origins.


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