l-heilenman at UIOWA.EDU
Thu Apr 17 19:29:54 UTC 1997
Hate to add to the confusion, but "You be good for Grandma, now, and if you
are..." is exactly what *I* would say (grew up in Kentucky). The "do"
sounds really, really odd.
At 3:01 PM 4/17/97, Ellen L. Contini-Morava wrote:
>On Tue, 15 Apr 1997 David_Tuggy at SIL.ORG wrote:
>> Re _bees, beed_: the following judgment holds for me:
>> You be good for Grandma, now, and if you do / ??*are I'll buy you an
>> ice-cream cone.
>> "Are" sounds pedantic if not just plain wrong.
>> Anybody concur?
>> --David Tuggy
L. Kathy Heilenman
French & Italian
U. of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
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