_bees_ (fwd) ARE ARE ARE

Thu Apr 17 20:48:18 UTC 1997

I would use ARE, and DO sounds strange to me.  So, some traditional
approaches really don't capture what grammar is.

>>     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?
>I concur with Dave's judgment.
you do a good job, and if you do

I mean this is pretty basic grammar.  There's nothing mysterious about the
choice of 'do.'

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