Answer- Although it is not improper, to use "how come" it in the place of "why" is an American idiom that some teachers would like to eliminate. It is most often used today in informal speech, even though it appears in educated journals in the 19th century. It is a shortened version of the phrase, "how does it come to be..."
"How come", in its proper usage, differs from "why" in that "how come" is factive, whereas "why" is not. "How come" presupposes its complement; "why" does not. Anastasia Marie Conroy of the Linguistics Department at the University of Maryland discusses these and other differences at length in her article The Semantics of How Come: A Look At How Factivity Does It All.http://www.ling.umd.edu/~staceyc/Conroy%20UMWPiL%2014.pdf
To further illustrate the above, the question, "How come I have to stay after school?" indicates that the speaker wants to know the reason that they must stay after school. On the other hand, the question "Why do I have to stay after school?" could mean the same thing or that the speaker would like to know why he or she should stay after school, as in "Why do I have to stay after school (when I can get my work done at home)?"
Yes it is improper. Example: "How come I have to stay after school?" to "Why do I have to stay after school?" You can see the difference. The reason one must speak fairly good English (not all the time and we can get sloppy when relaxed) is when you get out in the business world. A well-spoken person always stands out and sounds much more educated than they actually may be.
How come is never acceptable in English English.
There's nothing wrong with how come? It is somehat colloquial, which isn't a problem.
Only if used in formal written communications but not in texting or email or verbally.
It is proper grammar to say, "I bet you".
It's proper. "Don't" is an abbreviation for "do not" so it's like saying "I do not like", which is correct :]
no it isnt, you say you and me
Yes, it is incorrect to say this, as the itch is the annoying impulse in the nerve that makes you want to scratch, and not the other way round. "Itch" is not a verb, and cannot be used as one, nor is a "scratch", although, sometimes, in colloquial talking, it can be used as one.
I think it's proper grammar to ask your question like this: Is it proper grammar to say, "an hour"?
You should say "come out from difficulties" instead of saying "come out of difficulties."
Yes, you would say that.
Yes, that is correct grammar.
it is improper to say. But you look very fat!
What was there is proper grammar.
"Thanks" is used in informal settings and "thank you" in formal settings. Thanks to your friends. Thank you to your teacher.
Grammar is always important, whatever you write or say.
It is not correct to say 'great times are now'; instead, say 'great times have come'.
It is improper grammar to say "you was." You would either say, "I was sent some flowers," or "You were sent some flowers," not "You was sent some flowers." Although "Someone sent me (or you) some flowers" sounds better.
You should say "arrived exactly at" instead of "exactly arrived on" and include a subject for the verb. The rest is correct.
The answer is balarila.
The definition of grammar is the way you say some thing and if you say ain't that ain't no proper grammar yall is say'n
the proper way would be to say you and I. In earlier grammar people used this phrase instead of you and me because it simply didn't sound right. Or for several reasons it didn't make sense at time in your writing.
Yes, 'it is thundering outside' shows acceptable grammar.
My spelling and grammar are excellent. The subject--spelling and grammar--is plural and therefore takes a plural verb. An easy "ear test" is to substitute simpler words. You would say, "It is excellent." You would also say, "They are excellent." Saying "spelling and grammar" is like saying "they" in this context.
Descriptive grammar records the errors people make without comment. Prescriptive grammar corrects the errors. Thus descriptive grammar records that many people sloppily say "It's me," while prescriptive grammar reminds us that well-spoken people properly say "It is I."