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    Smile Is this lyric grammatically right?

    I'm listening to music and wondering that this lyrics isgrammatically right. Please answer my question with some explnations why thislyric is grammatically correct or incorrect. Thank you.


    Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd

    Daddy' flown across ocean


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    We don’t need no education

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    Re: Is this lyric grammatically right?

    Quote Originally Posted by YeonJILee View Post
    I'm listening to music and wondering that if this these lyrics is are grammatically right. Please answer my question with some explanations as to why this (space needed here) lyric these lyrics is are grammatically correct or incorrect. Thank you.


    Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd

    Daddy' flown across ocean


    We don’t need no education
    Welcome to the forum.

    Don't rely on song lyrics for examples of grammatical English. Lyrics are written to fit the rhyme and rhythm of the song and some songwriters don't take any notice of (or don't know about) grammar.

    "We don't need no education" is one of the more famous examples of a well-known lyric that is completely ungrammatical. "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" is another.

    Grammatically, they should be "We don't need education", "We don't need any education" or "We need no education", and "I can't get [any] satisfaction".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is this lyric grammatically right?

    The lyric is "Daddy's flown across the ocean", which is grammatical.

    "We don't need no education!" is not standard grammar.

    However, the whole point of the lyric is that the kids chanting it do in fact (in the eyes of the schoolmasters they are protesting against) need to be educated, on the use of 'correct' grammar, for example.
    Last edited by jutfrank; 26-Mar-2017 at 12:32.

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    Re: Is this lyric grammatically right?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    However, the whole point of the lyric is that the kids chanting it do in fact (in the eyes of the schoolmasters they are protesting against) need to be educated, on the use of 'correct' grammar, for example.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63NCvjX7X8E

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