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Is it proper to lớn use "like" in this way: "I be lượt thích "how is this possible""? Shouldn"t it be "I was lượt thích "how is this possible""?


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It"s either the rarely used subjunctive sầu or it"s US urban slang for "I feel" or "I said."

In the following sentence

If I be like a melody, it could only be a John Cage sonata.

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the verb is in the present subjunctive to lớn indicate doubt or unrealized condition. But notoàn thân uses this construct today, if at all, and certainly not in conversation.

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In urban vernacular, "I be" takes the place of "I am" or "I was" or "I said," so "I be like" means roughly "This is how I feel" or "This is what I said." For a combination, I quote the lyrics of "Blah Blah Blah" by Rich Homie Quan:

When she try to argue with me I be like, “Blah blah blah blah”

(I hope you don"t need me lớn explain rap lyrics further.)

Part of the point is that it"s nonstandard.


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