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    #1

    "Is go"

    Hello,
    There are plenty of exceptions and I hope this one is an exception as well.
    I heard this sentence:
    "Where is mommy go?"
    Normally I would have asked:
    "Where is mommy going?"

    Is there any reason not to use the gerund?

    P.S: If you need more context, I will quickly upload the scene, no problem.

    Cheers!

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    #2

    Re: "Is go"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    There are plenty of exceptions and I hope this one is an exception as well.
    I heard this sentence:
    "Where is mommy go?"
    Normally I would have asked:
    "Where is mommy going?"

    Is there any reason not to use the gerund?

    P.S: If you need more context, I will quickly upload the scene, no problem.
    Please, do!

    Cheers!

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    #3

    Re: "Is go"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post


    P.S: If you need more context, I will quickly upload the scene, no problem.

    Maybe, you shouldn't act that quickly. I think , firstly, the moderaters should inform us about this whether it would be a copyright infringement or not. We don't wan't our forums to be in trouble for such a reason.

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    #4

    Re: "Is go"

    Thanks guys.

    Haha, don't worry, it's just a scene from TV series
    YouTube - According_to_Jim_-_201_-_The_Importance_of_Being_Jim.avi

    (If it's too quiet, I'll upload it again.)

    Cheers!

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    #5

    Re: "Is go"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post

    Haha, don't worry, it's just a scene from TV series
    What I meant was uploading a screenshot that might have been a problem.
    Giving a link to You tube is OK (If the content they have has a copyright problem, it'd be their responsibility, not ours)

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    #6

    Re: "Is go"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    There are plenty of exceptions and I hope this one is an exception as well.
    I heard this sentence:
    "Where is mommy go?"
    Normally I would have asked:
    "Where is mommy going?"

    Is there any reason not to use the gerund?

    P.S: If you need more context, I will quickly upload the scene, no problem.

    Cheers!
    No. You've misheard it, or he misspoke it. "Where is mommy go" is not right.


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    Re: "Is go"

    You might be interested, Nightmare:
    Mummy is gone.
    Where is mummy gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Thanks guys.

    Haha, don't worry, it's just a scene from TV series
    !
    Beware, the CIA is watching you.

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    #8

    Re: "Is go"

    Thanks guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No. You've misheard it, or he misspoke it. "Where is mommy go" is not right.
    Have you already listened to the scene?
    It's only 20 seconds.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgs5fkCLnQ4

    Yes, I'm not the best listener and I'm working on it as best I can (as well as I can?)

    Cheers!

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    #9

    Re: "Is go"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Thanks guys!



    Have you already listened to the scene?
    It's only 20 seconds.
    YouTube - According_to_Jim_-_201_-_The_Importance_of_Being_Jim.avi

    Yes, I'm not the best listener and I'm working on it as best I can (as well as I can?)

    Cheers!
    It souds to me like he says "Where's mommy goin'?"


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    #10

    Re: "Is go"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It souds to me like he says "Where's mommy goin'?"
    I can't hear the -in'.

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