Value C

Earlier African American Vernacular English
Wider range of uses of progressive be + V-ing than in StE: extension to habitual contexts


  1. Yo' burn it an' yo' make yore wish agin, but yo' goin' always be wishin' fo' whut's comin' [after] it an' dat's money, an' dat's gon'a bring success to de place.

    See Hyatt 1970-1978: 1062