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    seeing someone

    If anyone can help, do you know when did this collocation appear in English, and if you do could you send me a page where it says so.

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    Re: seeing someone

    I don't know when it first appeared, but historically, young men would ask parents if they could come by the house to see (visit, stop in) the daughter. Then they began "courting" (dating)

    Today, "seeing someone" means that you spending time with someone in order to determine if it develops into deeper feelings.

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    Re: seeing someone

    In British English, we don't use this expression that much (unless we've been watching too much American TV). We usually say 'I'm going out with someone.'

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    Re: seeing someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Clare James View Post
    In British English, we don't use this expression that much (unless we've been watching too much American TV). We usually say 'I'm going out with someone.'
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