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?" lynne ______________________________________________________________________ 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] South Africa