Tony A. Wright
TWRIGHT at ACCDVM.ACCD.EDU
Thu Apr 17 20:17:06 UTC 1997
David Tuggy 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
Yes, to me "are" is not just pedantic in this discourse context. For me,
it's the wrong pro-verb for [be good]. "Do" isn't quite the right
pro-verb either. I don't think there is a good pro-verb.
--Tony Wright <twright at accdvm.accd.edu>
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