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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:47 PM
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Contraction question
Why is the word "won't" the contraction for "will not"? Shouldn't it be "willn't"?
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:48 PM
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1. dammit...
now I'll be awake all night....
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:48 PM
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2. Thought this was a childbirth question.
:silly:
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:03 PM
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5. I highly doubt anyone having those would be capable of posting on DU...
all things considered ;)
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:49 PM
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3. because it's actually the contraction of
"would not"
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:51 PM
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4. What is "wouldn't" the contraction of then?
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:04 PM
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6. If I'm not mistaken,
"wouldn't" isn't actually grammatically correct. Just a colloquialism which worked it's way into the mainstream, kind of like "ain't".
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:06 PM
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7. Then what is the correct contraction for "will not"?
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:23 PM
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8. Wilt
.
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:28 PM
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11. "I wilt eat green eggs and ham."
It just doesn't sound right.
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:26 PM
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9. OK.. looks like I was wrong..
just did a little research, and it seems that "would" is the past tense of "will". Apparently that's where the "o" comes from... he... who knew?
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suigeneris Donating Member (471 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:28 PM
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10. Google. Knows everything. I've gotta buy some.
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i_no_knothing Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:13 PM
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12. won't
I think it is an anomolly.......11(eleven) should be "one-t_one"
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i_no_knothing Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:21 PM
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13. too bad that esperanta language never took off
Edited on Thu May-06-04 11:22 PM by i_no_knothing
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i_no_knothing Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:26 PM
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14. willn't could be a word that poets would understand
try it out on a poetry sight
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