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December 11, 2012

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john

Hello Susan.

This is a question as opposed to a comment, so I won't be offended if you move it. I am having a discussion with a Barbadian friend and we were discussing soup.

I asked her what was in it, to which she replied "It has in ham, carrots...." etc. I would have said "it has ham carrots...etc in it."

Her construct is definitely Barbadian. Is it also common in British English?

Thanks

Picky

Not at all common in any BrE I'm familiar with, john, although "It has in it: ham, carrots ..." etc is possible for me.

Virtual Linguist

I second Picky, John. I'd want 'it' after 'it has in'. Thanks, both.

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