Jim Tripp on the Conjugation Police

The conjugation police are out there as we all know, but they’re super lame and not to be taken too seriously.
I usually ask my kids when they (one or two type A students) are fretting because they aren’t picking up the verb conjugations instantly, if they’ll have any problem understanding this utterance, “my friend buy a car yesterday”. Both subject/verb agreement AND tense are incorrect. But the speaker is completely understood. If only they had paused and went through their conscious mental verb bank to come up with the correct form!! (if they even know the correct form). Yeah right, few enjoy talking to someone who belabors their speech in favor of perfection so much.



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