Fwd: a request

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Dec 14 14:48:01 UTC 2006

I've never seen this construction before.
Are you sure it's not the use of the past participle? "I seen her yesterday"

---Amy West

>Date:    Wed, 13 Dec 2006 11:25:49 -0500
>From:    Beverly Flanigan <flanigan at OHIO.EDU>
>Subject: Fwd: a request
>David Sutcliffe asked me to forward this request, on past tense "see."  I
>know Kurath or someone maps it in the Eastern U.S. but don't have my
>sources here.  I assume it's still common in the UK too.  Can anyone help?
>David's no longer on the list, but you can reply to all of us and copy to
>him, as above.
>  >
>>How are you doing?
>>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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