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    #1

    I is

    I have seen

    I is.......

    in which case we use it?


    i just know I am


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    #2

    Re: I is

    I cannot think of a single instance in which "I is..." is used.
    The only time that it would be used is in slang. It shows an uneducated person.

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    #3

    Re: I is

    In AmE, "I is" is usually used when quoting or imitating Black English or Ebonics. A lot of literature written during the Civil War era would adopt the dialect used by slaves at the time, which included "I is" instead of the more correct "I am."

    I would daresay that unless you are of African heritage, or are a rapper using the phrase in your lyrics, saying "I is" would brand you as a racist and folks would think that you were mocking the Black population.

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    Re: I is

    It could also show a well-educated person who chooses to speak non-standard English for his own purposes.

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    #5

    Re: I is

    I would say ' I is the ninth letter of the English alphabet' joking of course!

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