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Re: "are" and "were" replaced by "is" and "was"

From:Elyse M. Grasso <emgrasso@...>
Date:Friday, January 26, 2007, 15:19
On Friday 26 January 2007 5:36 am, caeruleancentaur wrote:
> >Reilly Schlaier <schlaier@...> wrote: > > >ive noticed that in the last six months to a year that people in my > >area have been replacing are and were with is and was this sounds > >very odd to me and i was wondering if anyone else had experienced > >this? > > One of my current pet peeves is the use of "there's" when "there're" /D > {r\r\=/ (?) or "there are" should be used. > > Charlie > http:wiki/ >
There's a recent article on Language Log suggesting that "there's" is becoming an indeclinable thing functionally somewhat distinct from the uncontracted form(s). Like Spanish 'Hay'. The article is: -- Elyse Grasso    Computers and Technology   Divination and Science Fiction WebLog