Non-native English?

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Fri Jun 28 18:20:01 UTC 2002

I agree that it sounds non-native. And, I wouldn't open it up either!

maberry at

On Fri, 28 Jun 2002 RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:

> Somebody from the address <MikeGHRC at> keeps sending me a message
> (shown below in its entirety), with an attached file. I'm afraid to open it
> for fear of viruses, and I don't even know what an "IE 6.0 patch" is, but the
> reason I'm writing is to ask if anyone else sees this as something that a
> native speaker of English would not say. I'm not referring to the use of "a"
> before a vowel (that is native to my Midwestern speech, pronounced with a
> glottal stop where the "n" would go in standard speech), but rather to the
> use of "would" instead of "will"--what do ADS-L-ers think?
> The message:
> Hi,This is a IE 6.0 patch
> I hope you would like it.

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