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    "She always going on ..."


    always = very often
    As well as all the time or on every occasion, always can also mean very often when it is used with the progressive form:
    She always going on about the cost of living and how expensive everything is.
    I'm always losing my keys. I put them down and can never remember where I've put them.
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    Is "She always going on about the cost of living" syntactically acceptable without verb to be (is)?

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    Re: "She always going on ..."

    Unless that was reported speech, it's an error and should be "She's ..." or "She is ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "She always going on ..."

    If reported speech it would probably be Jamaican dialect.
    Last edited by probus; 14-Jan-2013 at 06:08.

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