Film Grammar # 11 – The Americans, Season 4, Episode 7, “Travel Agents”

Philip and Elizabeth’s son Henry Jennings (Keidrich Sellati) is visiting Matthew Beeman (Danny Flaherty), who is drinking beer. Henry asks, “Can I have one?”
Matthew is doubtful, and Henry says, “It’s not like I’ve never drank beer before.”
Come on, writing staff. Where is your knowledge of English? The verb declension is drink, drank, drunk. So drunk is the form used with “have”. I drink beer; I drank some beer just the other day; I have drunk beer lots of times.
Doesn’t matter if it sounds wrong; grow a pair and help educate a generation that is being horribly short-changed by the public school system (or lack of a system).

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