Re: Inversion for subjunctive (was "Get" passive)
|From:||Paul Kershaw <ptkershaw@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 20:16|
> From: And Rosta <and.rosta@...>
> > I believe it was accepted in the UK longer than in the US, but it
> > also appears that hardly anybody says it anymore anywhere.>
> You haven't to make such sweeping generalizations, Paul... Maybe the north of
> Britain's couple of dozen million inhabitants count as "hardly anybody", but
> we've getting on for 1500 years of history speaking English, have we not...
> --And. (writing in contemporary English)
I stand corrected, although I'll comment that I did change an earlier "nobody"
to "hardly anybody." :)
Ah well, if I say it's UK, people tell me it's not; if I say it's not UK, people
tell me it is. For such a small island group, y'all do argue a lot. ;)