Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
azangru

Дэвид Кристал про грамматику разных английских:

...only a tiny number of usages affect grammar. Examples include... the use of the present continuous in India. ('I am remembering what you were saying')...

Однако в «Унесенных ветром»:

"It's a fine way you've acted, Pa," she began in a furious whisper. "Coming home at such an hour and waking all the neighbors with your singing."

"I sang?"

"Sang! You woke the echoes singing the 'Lament.'"

"'Tis nothing I'm remembering."

"The neighbors will remember it till their dying day and so will Miss Pittypat and Melanie."

"Mother of Sorrows," moaned Gerald, moving a thickly furred tongue around parched lips. "'Tis little I'm remembering after the game started."


Или оттуда же — будущее время в придаточных предложениях (плюс продолжающийся continuous, разумеется):

"And wanting to take me home in disgrace."

"Ah, darling, I wouldn't be doing that. 'Twas to tease you. You won't be mentioning the money to your mother and her in a flutter about expenses already?"

"No," said Scarlett frankly, "I won't, if you'll let me stay here and if you'll tell Mother that 'twas nothing but a lot of gossip from old cats."


Я так до сих пор и не понимаю, как у них с будущим временем в придаточных предложениях времени и условия...
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