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Thread poster: A Hayes
A Hayes
Australia
Local time: 12:14
Nov 9, 2004

"Knock, knock."
"Who's there?"
"It's me."
"No, it's not."
"Whadya mean it's not me?"
"It's I because forms of to be take predicate nominatives."
"You don't say?"
"I do say."
Well, then -- It's I."
"Me'll let you in."


... Good night (... or Day!)

[Edited at 2004-11-09 09:54]


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:14
Member (2000)
Russian to English
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GBS on prepositions Nov 9, 2004

George Bernard Shaw is said to have made the following comment on the rule that a sentence should not end in a preposition:

"This is a sentence up with which I will not put".

[Edited at 2004-11-09 14:45]


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A Hayes
Australia
Local time: 12:14
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ha, ha, ha :) Nov 9, 2004

good on him!

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Kathinka van de Griendt  Identity Verified
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Knock, knock Nov 9, 2004

"knock-knock!"
"Who's there?"
"It is I!"
"Oh God, not another darn school teacher!"


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lien
Netherlands
Local time: 03:14
English to French
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Another one : Nov 9, 2004

At the heaven door :
"Knock, knock."
"Who's there?"
"It's I."
"Oh no, another english teacher."



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A Hayes
Australia
Local time: 12:14
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lien & Kathinka Nov 10, 2004

thanks for sharing your different versions!

Cheers,

a.


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Syeda Tanbira Zaman
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Another version Nov 10, 2004

lien wrote:



At the heaven door :
"Knock, knock."
"Who's there?"
"It's I."
"Oh no, another english teacher."




At the heaven door :
"Knock, knock."
"Who's there?"
"Don't you know? you are supposed to know everything."
"Everything except english."


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:14
Member
English to Turkish
I thought that was Irish... Nov 11, 2004

Syeda Tanbira Zaman wrote:

At the heaven door :
"Knock, knock."
"Who's there?"
"Don't you know? you are supposed to know everything."
"Everything except english."


... but still, this one's great


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:14
Member (2000)
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An earlier thread which those interested in this one might like Nov 11, 2004

http://www.proz.com/post/161868#161868

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