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A Pome for Phill
You bolloxed eubolics, ebonics, dialects,I wonders you walks totally erects, Quick and clear is real good and don't need no corrects.
July 14, 2008, 9:05am
An infinitive is not the "to" form of the verb, as eighth-grade, prescriptivist English teachers proclaim, but the uninflected form, without attribution to time or individuals - thus infinite-ive. "To" helps nominalize the infinitive: "To eat is to live." "And" has become another nominalizer as in, 'try and eat some spinach!' A gerund works nicely, too. "Try eating some spinach!"
July 12, 2008, 1:58pm
Such an expression is common among native speakers of German. In German the present perfect is always the preferred usage in conversation over the "simple" past. I suspect it is more abundant in archaic English.
July 12, 2008, 12:29pm
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