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#78873 - 08/23/02 02:53 PM the "be" prefix
Winthrop Offline

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A friend related that she had instructed her young son to "behave." Irritated, he replied, "I am have."

#78874 - 08/23/02 03:13 PM Re: the "be" prefix
wwh Offline
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Dear Winthrop: My compliments to the young man. I'd be interested to know how his
mother extricated herself from her predicament.

#78875 - 08/24/02 10:29 AM Re: the "be" prefix
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I'd be interested to know how his
mother extricated herself from her predicament.

Well, you won't be having like that around me, anymore, young man!....?

#78876 - 08/24/02 12:20 PM Re: the "be" prefix
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This, of course, is nonsense. Kids learn first by hearing, then by reading.

On second thought: How did the kid pronounce "have"?

#78877 - 08/24/02 02:05 PM Re: To be or not to be--that is the question.
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We've got -havior, -hemoth, -lated, -loved, -holden,

Between you and me, be seems to be something to be rather than not to be.


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