Date: Tue, 25 Oct 1994 02:00:00 LCL
From: "M. Lynne Murphy" 104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA
Subject: Re: go/come with
leaving out the object in "go/come with" is typical of northern
illinois and other parts of the midwest, and presumed by many to be
from germanic influence.
the phenomenon is much more widespread here in south african english,
where, e.g., i could offer you lunch and ask "have you had?"
M. Lynne Murphy
Lecturer, Dept. of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340
University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030
Johannesburg 2050 e-mail: 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]muse.arts.wits.ac.za