Which one is the correct usage in the following examples? Are they both correct?
- The carrots need to be chopped.
- The carrots need chopping.
- The bill needs to be paid.
- The bill needs paying.
- Do you want to be picked up?
- Do you want picking up?
If this is correct grammatical structure could someone help classify the tenses of these, i.e are they both future tense?
I would tend to use the first example using to be verb+ED. Is the second case correct too or is this a form of slang?