Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 18:05:36 -0600 From: "Susan G. North" 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?) > >Bethany > >Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Language & Law >Department of English EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >415 McClung Tower (423) 974-6965, (423) 974-6926 (FAX) >University of Tennessee Editor, Language in the Judicial Process >Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 USA