I have a friend who has a grammar style I don’t understand. They use the setup “Noun Present-Tense Verb Past-Tense Verb-Turned-Subject.”
Some examples: I want laid. You need hugged. They like serenaded.
I feel like those sentences are grammatically incorrect. I feel the sentence structure should be: I want to get laid. OR I want a lay. You need to be hugged. OR You need hugging. They like to be/get serenaded. OR They like serenading.
But every time I try to explain this my friend says that my way sounds unnatural. Am I crazy? What rule of English am I thinking of? I feel like there is a tense agreement issue here and an issue of infinitives too but I cannot articulate it well enough.
Also we’re both native English speakers from America. Why is my friend convinced it’s “You want decorated.” Instead of “you want to be decorated”?