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    "Come over by mommy"

    My wife is a high educated women, however she continues to use the word "by" in the above titled sentence.

    I have tried to let her know that her use of "by" in "Come over by mommy" is incorrect.

    I now need a professional to provide the answer.

    Thank you.

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: "Come over by mommy"

    It is an elision - come over [here and sit/stand] by Mommy.

  2. Barb_D's Avatar
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      • American English
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      • United States
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    Re: "Come over by mommy"

    It sounds just fine and quite natural to me as well.

  3. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: "Come over by mommy"

    I'll third that. It's English. Context might make a difference, though. How does your wife use the phrase, in what situation?

    highly educated

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