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    I been

    "Shows every single place 1)I've ever been. Every day.And also what the weather was like. And it was uniformly, he snarled. All over England, Scotland, Wales 2)I been. All around the Continent,Italy, Germany,back and forth to Denmark, 3)been to Yugoslavia. It's all marked in and charted."

    Sometimes in conversation people may drop "I ('ve) been". Why is it that both are used in the context?
    Last edited by ostap77; 06-Jan-2011 at 16:44.

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    Re: I been

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Shows every single place I've ever been. Every day.And also what the weather was like. And it was uniformly, he snarled. All over England, Scotland, Wales I been. All around the Continent,Italy, Germany,back and forth to Denmark, been to Yugoslavia. It's all marked in and charted."

    Sometimes in conversation people may drop "I ('ve) been". Why is it that both are used in the context?
    What do you think the reason might be?

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    Re: I been

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What do you think the reason might be?
    I could try to guess if there were two different speakers. 2) "I been" ('ve) is possibly dropped ? 3) presumably (I've) is left out?

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