Jack之杰
What tense is it? In the book 'The Great Gatsby', there is a sentence Nick said ' I be going home'. What tense is it? What does it mean? Thank you guys
Nov 7, 2019 9:12 AM
Answers · 6
Well, it's an error. Possibly a deliberate one. It's sort of Present Continuous - which should be "I am going home." - it might be used in the novel to show the character is joking or perhaps not very well educated
November 7, 2019
it's "pirate" or how a pirate talks so a joke use of the language
November 7, 2019
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