BE/BECOME//HAVE ( RE: BEES)
Enrique Figueroa E.
efiguero at CAPOMO.USON.MX
Sat Apr 19 17:45:00 UTC 1997
Looking back in anger...
"Be good and, if you do, Granny'll buy an ice-cream"
BE=BECOME (any comments on that?)
What ab out the prescriptive British reusal to use DO as a proverb for
HAVE, as against the American usage?
("Do you have a pe ncil? VS Have you a pencil?)
How about comparing all the ink that has flowed (and flown?) on BE-DO
with the status quo of HAVE (as, say, for one, an auxiliary verb ~ a
modal in HAVE TO, etc.)?
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