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It is the dialect of African American Vernacular English: Lexicon Valley: Why We Be Loving the “Habitual Be” Slate Magazine Who be eating cookies? That’s the question that the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Janice Jackson asked children in a now-famous study on “the habitual be.”* Have you heard of this creature? Though it sounds like the ...


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It's the "invariant be" - see section 3.1.2 of this paper. Walt Wolfram contends that usage of the invariant be is age-related, in that young people cease to use it as they grow older. The earliest reference in that paper is a survey of non-standard English by the US Department of Education in 1968 (Labov et al. 1968). However, that's almost certainly not ...


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He would have had to have been there. He had to possibly be there before % [%= the past events on mind] He would have to have been there. He had to possibly be there before % [%= the events on mind] He would have had to be there. He had to possibly be there before now [no need of other events on mind] He would have had to been there. Incorrect ...


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I believe it is saying I love you also as in too. That is a very old song and I don't think that they were worried about to or too back then.


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It shows there is an implied ending that the listener already understands. For example, if I said, "Would you like me to give you a ride to the airport," you might respond, "I'd love you to" or maybe just "Love you to." I know that you'd love me to ... take you to the airport. As for what the title means, well, you'll have to figure out what the Beatles ...


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Yes, there is no problem with starting a sentence with an infinitive, and the sentence you quote is correct.


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I am not a native English speaker, and I would say: we require SOMEBODY to do something, but SOMETHING requires an action no matter who performs it. For example: my car requires cleaning, which can be done by whoever, but I can require my son to clean it as a punishment because he drove it without my permission.


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