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Am i tired or feel i tired Options
Stephen Luigi Smith
Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 1:11:00 PM

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I am tired becomes am i tired in a question
I feel tired becomes do i feel tired ? Why not feel i tired ?
BobShilling
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 3:41:06 AM
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Nearly all verbs in English use dummy DO for negatives, question,interrogatives, tags and short answers. This is the standerd pattern in English.

The main exceptions are the modals (can, could, may, might, must, shall, should, will, would, (and, sometimes, dare and need)) the primary auxiliaries (be, have, do) and the full verb be.
Islami
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 12:02:42 PM
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Hello BOB,
What are the other standard patterns of English? Please list.

Just because the writer of an article is British doesn't mean that they use English correctly-DragOnspeaker.
BobShilling
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 2:40:50 PM
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Pretty well all the 'rules' you come across for English are versions of standard patterns.There are far too many to list here.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 3:21:25 AM

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Islami wrote:
Hello BOB,
What are the other standard patterns of English? Please list.

The answer to this is called "a grammar book". Whistle



Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
BobShilling
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:50:27 AM
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Drag0nspeaker wrote:

The answer to this is called "a grammar book".


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