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    Default has been rode?

    http://www.usingenglish.com/referenc...+away+wet.html
    It doesn't seem to collocate, could it be a typo? In case it's not, what [grammar form] it might be?

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    Default Re: has been rode?

    No, it's an idiom to be used exactly that way and emulates "cowboy talk."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: has been rode?

    There are a number of idioms that are ungrammatical but are not normally tidied up when used- if it ain't broke don't fix it, no can do, etc.

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    Default Re: has been rode?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    There are a number of idioms that are ungrammatical but are not normally tidied up when used- if it ain't broke don't fix it, no can do, etc.
    Yes, and thinking about the origin, I should have guessed that one as well.

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