Posted by Smokey Stover on June 17, 2005
In Reply to: I'll come with posted by Peggy on June 17, 2005
: Why do some people (usually from a particular part of the country) say "I'll come with" instead of "I"ll come with you"?
A particular part of which country? I'm probably wrong to think of it as an Americanism, and I think I'd prefer to translate it as "I'll come along" rather than "I'll come with you," accentuated "I'll come WITH you." I think it's probably just an example of the American taste for ellipsis and whimsy, and I think it's a relatively recent locution (last century). It could have some connection with the German use of mitkommen, which means to come along. Darf ich mitkommen? Ja, komm mit. SS