Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
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"That are you and this am I"

Inspired by this entry and, more specifically, muckefuck's comment on it: I was reminded of another Amyism.

She'll say things such as "That are you and this am I", when pointing to a picture she's drawn. Fine by German grammar, where the verb agrees with the right-hand side (I suppose that's the grammatical subject?), but not in English, where you'd say "That's you and this is me" or "That's you and this is I", depending on how prescriptive you were being.

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