seems as/seeing as

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 4 20:32:54 UTC 2006

I've never heard or read "seems as." "Seeing as" is what I learned to
say in Texas, so I'm with you, Scot.


On 12/4/06, Scot LaFaive <spiderrmonkey at> wrote:
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> Just ran across this as I was reading about another actor with little tongue
> control or sense.
> "You'd think Gwyneth Paltrow would realise that, seems as she's actually
> native to the US."
> Maybe this is a common British usage, but over here in chilly Wisconsin,
> I've always heard "seeing as" and never "seems as." Can anyone shed some
> light on this? The latter is not the easiest phrase to search Google for.
> Scot LaFaive
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