We sometimes hear "seen" in place of "saw", as in "I seen him take the ball", a usage regarded as substandard. Can this be traced back to a variety of English in which "seen" was the standard past tense of "see"?

asked 2015-07-26 10:38:47 -0500

Henry Higgins gravatar image

Might there be some region or period in which "seen" was standard?

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