Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Fri Sep 7 14:10:43 UTC 2001
George Thompson <george.thompson at NYU.EDU> sez:
Lynne Murphy objects that in the passage
"She came in on the Charleston wave, / What I told you, she just
"there's no 'be' there--so I don't think this is a case of 'to be have'
at all. "
But "will" (won't) is the future tense of "be". So that in this
instance the idea of "being have" is so assimilated that the verb has
*I will there at 4:30.
*You'll delighted with it.
*She'll coming round the mountain when she comes.
*We'll together again.
*We shall/will not moved.
When, where, and for whom is "will"/"won't" the future tense of "be"?
Mark A. Mandel : Senior Linguist
Dragon Systems, a Lernout & Hauspie company
320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02460, USA : http://www.dragonsys.com
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