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Sporadic dropping of object in American English

"Does the sandwich come with?" [overheard at deli, asking does a reuben include sides of pickles or kraut, something of that nature without following 'with' by 'it/them'.]

I've noticed within the past three years a language change and perhaps others here have, too. Most often, it's noticeable about food as in the above example. A person keeps waiting for the 'it.' The verb I've noticed most is 'come,' but perhaps there've been others.

A term for this phenomenon might be 'assumed object'?

Sidenote: there is no tag for 'rant.' Should there be? :D
Tags: american english, grammar, grammar english, phrases
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