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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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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: 2,057 ✭✭✭✭
    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: 9,478 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: 27,055 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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