I love analyzing my native language, American English, and helping non-native speakers make sense of it. I've been doing this for fun with friends who speak English as a second language for nearly 30 years. I would like to first thank A.D., C.F. and E.A., and now P.G., for inspiring me to finally write this stuff down!
Monday, November 14, 2011
'How come?' is another way of asking "Why not?"
-I can't come over this Saturday.
-Oh? How come?