Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
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Amy and the passive

Amy has an interesting passive construction in her German: she uses the participle but leaves out the auxiliary verb.

An example from this morning: "Ich will nicht angezogen!" ("I don't want dressed!").

I suppose it's not all that different from "This car needs washed", with similar elision of the auxiliary, and which occurs in the speech of native speakers from some areas.

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