Sunday, September 23, 2007

Future Perfect Tense

20 September 2007

The Southern Drawl: Is It Spreading?

Some Linguists Say 'Yes' as More Northerners Move South, but Others See Stiff Resistance to 'Y'all'

By PATRIK JONSSON
Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

Atlanta -- True story: A North Carolina teacher gave an example to his class of a statement by the school's football coach: "I'll be done drove there by 3 o'clock." Now, the teacher said, give the correct future perfect tense of that sentence. A boy's hand shot up. "I'll be done drive," he said proudly. [...]