"She always going on ..."

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Odessa Dawn

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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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Unless that was reported speech, it's an error and should be "She's ..." or "She is ..."
 

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If reported speech it would probably be Jamaican dialect.
 
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