Kathy Heilenman 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:
>Ellen C-M
>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
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U. of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
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