Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 18:05:36 -0600
From: "Susan G. North" snorth[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU
Subject: Re: Not exactly double modals

Indeed, I used to could do all kinds of things that I can't do now. I asked
a friend of mine from Texas whether he used this particular construction
and he said that it sounded like something he would say but he didn't think
he ever had. I think I probably say it less often that I used to because
I'm getting to the age I don't want to admit all that I can't do. But I
think it's still a pretty common construction here in East Tennessee.

Susan North
Department of English
The University of Tennessee

I hear it fairly routinely and probably say it occasionally. (Susan?)


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