To TDOL-->I'm shut up.

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blacknomi

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Dear TDOL (is it pronouncable?)

About the subject of sarcasm, you mentioned a sentecne "I'm shut up."
Why do you put 'am' before 'shut up' . It doesn't make sense grammatically.


I am shutting up. ( doesn't make sense, "shut" is a verb that usually doesn't use continuois tense)

I shup up. (sounds weird, but OK? )

I'll shup up. ( this makes more sense, the action starts from the mement you utter this sentence.)


I'm shup up. ( Is it spoken language?)



Now I'm shut up and waiting for your answer. :roll:


sabrina
 

Tdol

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It's a colloquial informal usage, where the past participle is used as an ajective; you'll also hear 'I'm gone'when someone is leaving. It is spoken language and doesn't follow the normal rules of grammar.

PS It's pronounced tea-doll. ;-)
 

blacknomi

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tdol said:
It's a colloquial informal usage, where the past participle is used as an ajective; you'll also hear 'I'm gone'when someone is leaving. It is spoken language and doesn't follow the normal rules of grammar.

PS It's pronounced tea-doll. ;-)


Thank you. tea-doll

sabrina
 
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