Do you Seen or do you Saw?

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  1. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    Given that my small city is surrounded by rural settlement in every direction for 100 km, there are a lot of "hicks" around. and a whoooole lot of them say "seen" when they should be saying "saw".
    EX:

    Incorrect: "I seen that Transformers movie down at the theater."
    Correct: "I saw that Transformers movie down at the theater."

    Do any of you say "seen" when it's not the right word? just curious.
     
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    Saw 4 shur
     
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    I saw Saw V five times.

    I haven't seen any of those movies, actually
     
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    you would use seen in that purpose if you use "i have" or "i'v", so, you would use saw in that case, unless including "i have" or "i'v" before seen.
     
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    Seen. Sounds right to me.
     
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    Correct: "I saw that Transformers movie down at the theatre."

    ;) 
     
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    well actually the theater is uphill
     
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    Maybe they want to say "I've seen", but their accent makes them sound like they say "I seen"

    Maybe its just that
     
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    Saw. Seen is what girls are trying to dress like ... you know ... "scene girls" and all that.
     
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    Shush! I know two or three Australians. Don't make me sick 'em on you!
     
  12. Poho

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    I find it bizarre that anyone could think it sounds right, as it isn't used in any sort of media or literature, unless it is deliberate. No offense, man, I'm just surprised is all. How you speak isn't something worth judging. This is all from curiosity.
     
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    Correct usage for "seen" must always follow the word "have" or the conjunction of "I" and "have" (I've).

    "I have seen that."
    "I've seen that."
    "I've seen that before."
    "I have seen it twice."

    Saw is the past tense of see.

    "Did you see that?"
    "Yup, I saw it yesterday."

    Silly English language.
     
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    I say 'saw' because I are good at English, but I'll take 'seen' over the other variation I hear occasionally: 'sawed', which is sort of the equivalent of entering the soda vs. pop argument and throwing your hat in with 'fizzy drink'.
     
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    It's soda...
     
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    O noez
     
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    Soda = seen
     
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    Where i grew up, i should be thankful i don't wear a banjo and offer expert critiques of people's mouths.

    saltines- sodie crackers.
    Saw- I seen that UFO.
    yon't to?- want to?

    i grew up in Jeff Foxworthy's books, no lie.

    had an older neighbor when i was a kid that asked me how to spell Okry. (he said, Oh-Cree). and I spelled it OKRY.
    he posted a sign: OKRY FOR SALE in his front yard.

    He was trying to sell Okra from his garden
     
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    Thank you for posting the rules for 'saw vs. seen' before I did. :) 

    I use both words. It depends on the sentence / clause.
     
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    i saw a squirrel once... it was going like this.:rock 

    ive seen many go down cliff... and onto a bed of spikes.


    uses of SAW and SEEN that makes sense to me
     

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