saw vs seen : Common Errors in English

About saw vs seen

In standard English, it’s “I” ve seen” not “I” ve saw.” The helping verb"have” (abbreviated here to “” ve”) requires “seen.” In the simple past(no helping verb), the expression is “I saw,” not “I seen.” “I” ve seen alot of ugly cars, but when I saw that old beat-up Rambler I couldn’tbelieve my eyes.”

saw Meaning(s)

  • (n) the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  • (v) perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
  • (v) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
  • (v) perceive or be contemporaneous with
  • (v) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  • (v) deem to be
  • (v) get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
  • (v) see or watch
  • (v) come together
  • (v) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • (v) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
  • (v) go to see for professional or business reasons
  • (v) go to see for a social visit
  • (v) go to see a place, as for entertainment
  • (v) take charge of or deal with
  • (v) receive as a specified guest
  • (v) date regularly; have a steady relationship with
  • (v) see and understand, have a good eye
  • (v) deliberate or decide
  • (v) observe as if with an eye
  • (v) observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
  • (v) go or live through
  • (v) accompany or escort
  • (v) match or meet
  • (v) make sense of; assign a meaning to
  • (n) a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
  • (n) hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting
  • (n) a power tool for cutting wood
  • (v) cut with a saw

seen Meaning(s)

  • (n) the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  • (v) perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
  • (v) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
  • (v) perceive or be contemporaneous with
  • (v) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  • (v) deem to be
  • (v) get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
  • (v) see or watch
  • (v) come together
  • (v) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • (v) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
  • (v) go to see for professional or business reasons
  • (v) go to see for a social visit
  • (v) go to see a place, as for entertainment
  • (v) take charge of or deal with
  • (v) receive as a specified guest
  • (v) date regularly; have a steady relationship with
  • (v) see and understand, have a good eye
  • (v) deliberate or decide
  • (v) observe as if with an eye
  • (v) observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
  • (v) go or live through
  • (v) accompany or escort
  • (v) match or meet
  • (v) make sense of; assign a meaning to

saw in News

  1. Mercola Creates New Saw Palmetto Supplement

    New Saw Palmetto Supplement Utilizes Unique Capsule-in-capsule Technology (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10829468.htm
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  2. 'Saw' shown to 6th graders

    As the school year comes to a close, many teachers are giving students a break from all of those final exams with the occasional class video, or movie. But the R-rated film "Saw" might not be the best idea -- particularly for a teacher of 6th graders.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: MSN

  3. Bringing a Contractor Saw and Cabinet Saw Together - Laguna Tools Fusion Table Saw Receives Makeover

    The new Fusion table saw is a premium light duty table saw. Unlike other hybrids, the trunnion is not attached to the tabletop, but mounted onto the frame like a real cabinet saw, to ensure the tabletop stays flat. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Fusion/Saw/prweb10802165.htm
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PRWeb

seen in News

  1. Bears Seen Wandering On Wethersfield Country Club Golf Course

    A pair of bears were seen wandering near the third hole at the Wethersfield Country Club on Thursday.        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Hartford Courant

  2. Rarely seen ‘treasures’ on display in new exhibit

    Rarely Seen Treasures from the Attic is the new summer exhibit which opened Sunday at the Steeple Building in Bishop Hill.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Kewanee Star Courier

  3. As Seen On TV, Inc. To Present At First Annual Singular Research Solstice Conference

    CLEARWATER, Fla., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Seen On TV, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTV), the leading multichannel distributor of As Seen On TV products, today announced its participation at the First Annual ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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