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    the guys came out an played

    “I'm extremely pleased with the way the guys came out an played,” said West Indies captain Jason Holder.

    I found this from online newspaper, i
    s it a typo? should it be 'an " or "and"?

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    #2

    Re: the guys came out an played

    Yes, it's a typo. It should be "and".

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    Re: the guys came out an played

    It must be "and".

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    #4

    Re: the guys came out an played

    I do not think it is a typo as such in West Indian patois "an" is often used rather than "and", and the article was directly quoting the West Indian cricket captain.

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    Re: the guys came out an played

    Is the actual word "an" used instead of "and" or is it simply "and" without the final letter being spoken aloud? If it's the latter, there should be an apostrophe at the end to replace the "d".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the guys came out an played

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Is the actual word "an" used instead of "and" or is it simply "and" without the final letter being spoken aloud? If it's the latter, there should be an apostrophe at the end to replace the "d".
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    I think that they would use the word an.

    http://jamaicanpatwah.com/term/An/890#.VQVZCxjfWrU

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    Re: the guys came out an played

    That is not English.

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    #8

    Re: the guys came out an played

    Whilst I accept that "an" is the patois version of "and", I don't think I'd trust much from a site which gives the English translation as "You and me most leave now" which should be "You and I must leave now".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the guys came out an played

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Whilst I accept that "an" is the patois version of "and", I don't think I'd trust much from a site which gives the English translation as "You and me most leave now" which should be "You and I must leave now".
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    I take your point, I was just quickly looking for a site that defined "An".
    MikeNewYork, it may not be English, but I think it probably is the explanation of what the cricketer was saying. I guess it is a question of do you correct every non standard spelling due to dialect or patois? I live in an area that has a large West Indian community and will often hear on the street such a blending of English and patois.

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    Re: the guys came out an played

    Yes, we do try to correct every misspelling here. This is an English forum.

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