Fwd: a request

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Thu Dec 14 15:37:17 UTC 2006

Again, no.  Past tense "see" is well attested in older surveys, even if you
and I, relative youngsters, have never heard it!

At 09:48 AM 12/14/2006, you wrote:
>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.
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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