saw vs seen :

saw or 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.”

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  • 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
    saw wood for the fireplace
  • 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
    The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions
  • 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
    The camera saw the burglary and recorded it
  • v  observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
  • v  go or live through
    he saw action in Viet Nam
  • v  accompany or escort
  • v  match or meet
    I saw the bet of one of my fellow players
  • v  make sense of; assign a meaning to
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