What do they agree with, and why? :-DI've had this discussion with many many English teaching friends over here from the US, UK, Canada, Oz and NZ and generally they agree.
OK, but why, though, do you believe or feel it's "wrong", and in contrast, why do you believe or feel that it's acceptable? Moreover, what does converstaional colloquial AE mean exactly? Is that a euphemism for spoken American English, and if so, do students actually write, I left my homework at home? Additionally, why support your conclusion about the acceptability of spoken AE on judgements from non-AE speakers; i.e. UK, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand. How do their assumptions factor in here?Mercian said:I teach that 'forgot' in this context is wrong, but acceptable conversational colloquial AE.
You don't need science, you're right. But, and what I can't seem to untangle here is that you seem to be basing your acceptability judgements on just that, a scientific method, albeit unscientifically: polling native English speakers from around the globe about the acceptability of an AE written form that's never actually used in writing. Where's the point in all of that? Please explain. :-D