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Re: Sinthrax=> Lingu Frakas...question re: TMA (tenses,mood & aspects)

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Sunday, May 14, 2000, 21:11
Raymond Brown wrote:
> I sees the dentist tomorrow. ['sees' is not a typo]
-s is used for all persons?
> I seen the dentist last week. ['saw' is not used]
That's fairly common around here too, at least for the less educated. A "common mistake", as the grammarians like to call it. :-)
> I do see the doctor every day. > I did see the doctor every day. [but I don't any more]
Cool. So how do they make questions out of those forms? I sees the dentist tomorrow --> Does I see ...?? I seen the dentist --> ? I did see the doctor --> Did I see ...?? -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson "Glassín wafilái pigasyúv táv pifyániivav nadusakyáavav sussyáiyatantu wawailáv ku suslawayástantu ku usfunufilpyasváditanva wafpatilikániv wafluwáiv suttakíi wakinakatáli tiDikáufli!" - nLáf mÁldu nÍmasun ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor