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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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" I is " ?

zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 389 ✭✭✭
I've came across few people who used " I is " at the beginning of sentence but i feel weird. Are this word is correct ?.

Example :
1. "I is" at my home.
2. "I is" off to my office.

Could you help me with this question @Lynne


  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,342 ✭✭✭✭
    As far as I understand, it should be "I am".
    I've heard many kids saying,"you was at home" when I used to live in North Carolina.

    I just wanted to add comment since I was happy to see your name.
    I guess I haven't seen you for a while in the forum, have I?
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,593 mod
    It's what we call "non standard English". People use it, but it's grammatically incorrect. (Sometimes it is used for comic effect.)

  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 389 ✭✭✭
    I'm guessing it's must be good experience used to lived in America @takafromtokyo .

    Yeah you're right i was not here for few weeks, quite busy at the beginning of this year. I'm happy to see you too.
  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 389 ✭✭✭
    What this actor said ? @Lynne i'm confused by his accent. Hey peeps / hey sweet, i've been mostly eating roasted chicken ?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    There was a very good TV series called 'I, Claudius' @zaiymurs.

  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 389 ✭✭✭
    Thanks for sharing it @mheredge :)
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 363 ✭✭✭
    edited February 1
    @zaiymurs Did you happen to hear this usage from black Americans? If so, it's not English, it's a language called Ebonix which is based on English. In Ebonix, the verb 'to be' conjugates as 'is' in the present tense. So,...

    I is here
    you is here
    we is here
    they is here

    That's correct Ebonix, but bad English.

    @Lynne thought this might be interesting to you, as well.
  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 389 ✭✭✭
    edited February 2
    @Larry_the_Zebra ,nope, not the black Americans, but the Malaysians is the one who used it. I found it in a forum, and i'm seldomly heard this word used before.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 363 ✭✭✭
    :@zaiymurs Then the Malaysians made an error in English, and it shouldn't worry you.
  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 389 ✭✭✭
    edited February 2
    Yeah, i knew it, not all of Malaysians are good in English, but just the minority of us used "I is". Unfortunately i was living at a small town where people who lived here seldomly speak in English, unless in the big city. @Larry_the_Zebra .
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