past perfect for past

Wendy Smith wsmith at
Tue Aug 17 20:35:53 UTC 2010

I think you're wrong--what I hear all the time is "I had went"

Moore, John wrote:
> I heard someone claim that younger speakers of American English will use the past perfect ('I'd gone') instead of the simple past ('I went') in colloquial speech.  Has anyone heard of this, and if so, does anyone know of any literature n it?
> thanks, John

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