Chris Johns csrj100 at HERMES.CAM.AC.UK
Fri Apr 18 09:41:44 UTC 1997

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?

I would say that "do" sounds plain wrong, whereas "are" is fine.

Chris Johns (Native speaker British English)
<csrj100 at cam.ac.uk>

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