I've'nt (was: Re: Quick Intro)
|From:||Muke Tever <mktvr@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 23, 2003, 6:24|
From: "Nik Taylor" <yonjuuni@...>
> Joe wrote:
> > Just a point... 'I think I've not' is not normal English. 'I don't think
> > I've' is normal.
> "I think I've not" isn't that odd. It sounds slightly formal to me, but
> not really abnormal.
I was gonna say something about it seeming more normal if you dont need as much
do-support as AmE (say, looking at a British construction like "Have you an
[X]?"), but I think it's just a funny clisis: what's a more normal division is
"I think I havent" (tho for some reason putting that in the sentence in question
wants a "yet" added also). I wont deny that "I dont think I've" sounds better