Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Basic Conjugation

They beat the Redskins, or they have beaten them. From the Grammarist: "got beat". This is incorrect grammatically, but is firmly established in slang, especially in North America." News agencies should not be using slang, or our society is doomed.
Did you know the State of PA got hate mail (phone calls) for the license plate with the slogan "You've got a friend in Pennsylvania" because it's grammatically incorrect? By using "you've got", it should be "you've gotten". Or else they'd have to say "You have a friend in Pennsylvania". Either way, oops. They changed it back to Keystone State a few years later.

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