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    What sort of usage is this?

    I am a learner of English language. I have heard such usage in some TV episodes:

    "I says" (not "I say")
    "He don't" (not he does not)

    - Is there a rule for this kind of usage?
    - Is there any study source on Internet for studying this unusual usage?

    I apologize if this subject has already been covered somewhere in this blog. But I do not know how to search for this.

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    Re: What sort of usage is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am a learner of English language. I have heard such usage in some TV episodes:

    "I says" (not "I say")
    "He don't" (not he does not)

    - Is there a rule for this kind of usage?
    - Is there any study source on Internet for studying this unusual usage?

    I apologize if this subject has already been covered somewhere in this blog. But I do not know how to search for this.
    Not everybody speaks correctly - even characters on TV.
    If you're interested in variations of speech due to social class (sociolects) or geography (dialects) etc., you could start by searching under those words.

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