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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  08/OUT/2005 12:18 AM
Assunto:  To forget (place)
 
Mensagem: 

Rick, I wonder if this is a British English rule.  As I mentioned, I found nothing about it in American English grammar books.  (Of course, I didn't find anything in them about "can not" a few weeks ago either!) 

 

We hear "grammar rules" and we think that grammar is a science.  Obviously, it isn't.  I recall three university professors who constantly argued about points of grammar.  Instead of "grammar rules", maybe we should be saying "grammar observations".  This is what I observed, and this is what I believe the rule to be.  Grammar seems to be more an art form than any science I can think of.

 

Back in the 1960s I remember being told that "ain't" was going to be accepted soon as correct English.  I think they were wrong.  In July I heard from professors at PUC using it, but the sound of the word hurt my ears.   I can't imagine an English teacher in the States accepting it as correct English.

 

Thanks for your time, Rick.  I appreciate it!

 

Dale

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
To forget (place)  –  Renato  06/OUT/2005, 3:04 PM
To forget (place)  –  Johannes  06/OUT/2005, 5:25 PM
To forget (place)  –  Dale/RS  06/OUT/2005, 5:45 PM
To forget (place)  –  rick leal  07/OUT/2005, 8:52 AM
To forget (place)  –  Dale/RS  07/OUT/2005, 1:17 PM
To forget (place)  –  Rick Leal  07/OUT/2005, 3:22 PM
 To forget (place)  –  Dale/RS  08/OUT/2005, 12:18 AM
To forget (place)  –  Rick Leal  08/OUT/2005, 11:10 AM

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