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the "be" prefix #78873
08/23/02 06:53 PM
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A friend related that she had instructed her young son to "behave." Irritated, he replied, "I am have."


Re: the "be" prefix #78874
08/23/02 07:13 PM
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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.


Re: the "be" prefix #78875
08/24/02 02:29 PM
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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!....?



Re: the "be" prefix #78876
08/24/02 04:20 PM
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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"?


Re: To be or not to be--that is the question. #78877
08/24/02 06:05 PM
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Hmmmmm....

We've got -havior, -hemoth, -lated, -loved, -holden,
-smirched....

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



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