being washed or washing? Your car requires being washed. or Your car requires washing.
Feb 16, 2017 9:21 PM
Answers · 4
They are both technically correct, but "Your car requires washing" would be the one most commonly used.
February 16, 2017
None of them sound natural. "require" sounds strange and too formal for a car washing. We would say: "Your car needs to be washed." "Your car needs a wash/washing." You should wash your car."
February 16, 2017
The most commonly heard expression is probably "Your car needs washing", which simply means "You should wash your car" or "Your car is dirty, so you'd better wash it". "requires" sounds like an unnecessarily strong word here as it usually means there is some person or organization that demands it.
February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017
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