Fwd: a request

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed Dec 13 18:24:18 UTC 2006

Could the questioner mean "seen"?  (Though he writes "see" twice in the request.)


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 09:31:59 -0800
>From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>
>Subject: Re: Fwd: a request
>"Mainstream" vernacular ?  Good luck !  Except as part of a general narrative in the historical present, this usage must be extremely uncommmon.
>  JL
>>Could you do me a favor and ask the ADS list something. I would like have to have a citation (with place, date, etc) of past tense "see" used in mainstream American English vernacular, as in "I see her yesterday" - if anyone could help me with that.
>>David S.

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