"being have"

Victoria Neufeldt vneufeldt at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM
Sat Sep 8 01:03:20 UTC 2001

DInIs is right, I think.  That's the only thing that makes sense.  All
that's missing from the printed version is a preceding apostrophe: "She just
won't 'have."


On Friday, September 07, 2001 12:31 PM, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
> Why must this be derived from "be have" and not "behave" with initial
> (unstressed) syllable deletion (as in tater, coon, possum, mater, and
> lots of other such words)?

Victoria Neufeldt
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