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    "Getting divorced is like stepping out of a time-machine that tavelled you 14 years."

    Would it be OK to say that a buss travelled me all the way to Chicago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
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    I'm asking is that I've been watching this stand-up comedy TV show staring Louis C.K. and it's called "Louie". I just listened to it again and it's "travelled me fourteen years.." Would that be the regional colloquial thing? He also said things like "told it to me...".
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    It doesn't sound natural to me. The bus brought you here, it didn't "travel" you.

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    I agree - this is really odd usage.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I agree - this is really odd usage.
    It's me who came up with the buss sentence after I heard it said in "that travell me fourteen years....'' So it's non-standard, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    It's me who came up with the buss sentence after I heard it said in "that travell me fourteen years....'' So it's non-standard, isn't it?
    Yes, it is.

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