Date: Sat, 2 Jul 1994 20:14:52 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Double modals in Utah They always be there on Saturdays. George Halliday asked whether any North American dialects use this. I presume he knows about VBE and is asking about other varieties. The 'be' + adverb seems ungrammatical to me, but 'be' + adjective has an outside chance of being possible in South Midland. They always be quiet on Sundays after church and a big meal. They sit around and be quiet for several hours. I have a fuzzy recollection of surprising myself by saying the compound structure in a situation that called for those two predicates. DMLance