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    Why "as seen" and not "as saw"

    To say "as saw" sounds strange, but I'm not sure why it's "as seen". For example, "as seen on TV".

    For a sentence to use "seen", I thought it had to contain "be" or "has" in some form. Please help!

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    Re: Why "as seen" and not "as saw"

    Welcome to the forum, tobehappy.

    '...as seen' is a shortened version of 'as has been seen'.

    So you're right as well.

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    Re: Why "as seen" and not "as saw"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    '...as seen' is a shortened version of 'as has been seen'.
    or "as is seen"

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    Re: Why "as seen" and not "as saw"

    Or 'can be' or 'could be' or 'might have been'... or any other auxiliary verb you choose; the point is that it's followed by a participle ('seen') and not a simple past ('saw'). But I agree with Rover's choice of the most likely - in an advertising context; the advertiser is saying 'this film has been seen all over the world, or by discerning movie-goers, or whatever.

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    Last edited by BobK; 08-Sep-2011 at 11:54. Reason: Added last sentence

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