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Is this possible ? #1 (permalink) Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:21 am   Is this possible ?
 

there are two question that i want to ask.

1. John was going to London now. is this appropriate ?

2. Can we make a sentence begin with " I is .............". ?
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Is this possible ? #2 (permalink) Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:57 am   Is this possible ?
 

1) No, because you have confused the past tense (going) with a word indicating something in the present (now).
These are possible:
John is going to London now.
John was going to London then.

2) Not a correct sentence, no. The correct singular first person present tense form of the verb 'to be' is:
I am....
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Is this possible ? #3 (permalink) Mon Mar 11, 2013 15:21 pm   Is this possible ?
 

Yes I understand madam, but I have heard from my friend who have visited England and heard about that sentence.
and He ask me if that sentences are corect or not in gramatically.
Anyway thank you for your help madam.
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Is this possible ? #4 (permalink) Mon Mar 11, 2013 17:01 pm   Is this possible ?
 

The only context where that could be correct is in a narrative such as.
We didn't think he could get the time to come, but then we were told that John was going to London now (after all).
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Is this possible ? #5 (permalink) Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:19 pm   Is this possible ?
 

Can "I is..." be some kind of slag or local dialect? I believe I came across cases similar to "I is..." in one or two books in dialogues of low educated characters.
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Is this possible ? #6 (permalink) Wed Apr 17, 2013 21:40 pm   Is this possible ?
 

Yes, it is slang just as 'I says' is.

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Re: Is this possible ? #7 (permalink) Wed May 01, 2013 18:01 pm   Re: Is this possible ?
 

Your first question was not most appropriate; your second question was not appropriate.
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