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  1. Lenka's Avatar

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    West Indian English

    A characteristic usage is that of the objective pronoun where British English would use the subjective or possessive, as in me can come an go as me please or he clear he throat.
    source: AskOxford: Types of World English

    What does it mean? What does the sentence mean at all? How would you use subjunctive there?

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    Re: West Indian English

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    A characteristic usage is that of the objective pronoun where British English would use the subjective or possessive, as in me can come an go as me please or he clear he throat.
    source: AskOxford: Types of World English

    What does it mean? What does the sentence mean at all? How would you use subjunctive there?
    The word me is an objective or object pronoun.

    British speakers would use the 'subjective' or subject pronoun (not subjunctive):

    British English
    Ex: I can come and go as I please. <subject pronouns>
    Ex: He clears his throat. <possessive pronoun>

    Happy New Year!

  3. Lenka's Avatar

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    Re: West Indian English

    Thanks!!

  4. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: West Indian English

    You're most welcome, Lenka.

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