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can i say this?

Post by melodymessiah » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:58 am

can i say "what we had's gone cold" instead of "what we had HAS (or IS) gone cold"? i'm not a native english speaking. and i couldn't find it written like this on google either...
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Re: can i say this?

Post by cassmcentee » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:21 am

Yes! :D

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Post by funsongs » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:12 am

melodymessiah wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:58 am
can i say "what we had's gone cold" instead of "what we had HAS (or IS) gone cold"? i'm not a native english speaking. and i couldn't find it written like this on google either...
+1 to what Cass wrote. Yeh - Yeah - UnHunh - fershuur - Yep - Yes... whatever you say... :? :lol:

It's interesting to me that you care about this/these details. I generally try to avoid contractions, because - depending on the singer's diction - it can get garbled, and hard to be heard.
Taking artistic license with language - IMHO - can always work, provided it's clear what the meaning is in the performance of it.
In the case of the question of your phrase - I agree, it's fine as-is. Already 'sounds' Country, even without the benefit of music.
Hope that helps.
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