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    Default To TDOL-->I'm shut up.

    Dear TDOL (is it pronouncable?)

    About the subject of sarcasm, you mentioned a sentecne "I'm shut up."
    Why do you put 'am' before 'shut up' . It doesn't make sense grammatically.


    I am shutting up. ( doesn't make sense, "shut" is a verb that usually doesn't use continuois tense)

    I shup up. (sounds weird, but OK? )

    I'll shup up. ( this makes more sense, the action starts from the mement you utter this sentence.)


    I'm shup up. ( Is it spoken language?)



    Now I'm shut up and waiting for your answer.


    sabrina

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    It's a colloquial informal usage, where the past participle is used as an ajective; you'll also hear 'I'm gone'when someone is leaving. It is spoken language and doesn't follow the normal rules of grammar.

    PS It's pronounced tea-doll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It's a colloquial informal usage, where the past participle is used as an ajective; you'll also hear 'I'm gone'when someone is leaving. It is spoken language and doesn't follow the normal rules of grammar.

    PS It's pronounced tea-doll.

    Thank you. tea-doll

    sabrina

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    You're welcome.

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