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I have no authoritative source to back me up here, but I believe this kind of minor adjustment to phrasing happens more often in US than UK usage.
Probably for several reasons, but in particular I would single out the to me, still astonishing fact that for one in five Americans, English is not exactly the "Mother Tongue". Even though I imagine most of those 47M people would say they do in fact speak perfectly good English, it seems to me if you don't grow up in an English-speaking home or, setting the bar higher, where everyone only speaks English, as did their parentsthere's a far greater chance that non-standard usages will catch on if they seem more logical and thus easier to "learn".
Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Asked Aware - New Lease On Life years, 11 months ago. Active 8 months ago. Viewed 20k times. Drew Noakes Drew Noakes 4 4 gold badges 7 7 silver badges 17 17 bronze badges. FumbleFingers FumbleFingers k 37 37 gold badges silver badges bronze badges. Kevin: Yes, I more or less said that. Here's the evidence from Google Books in my first linkwhich clearly shows that on became dominant in US written usage around FumbleFingers, I was agreeing with you.
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