[DWJ] Re: Gotten, was Re: DWJ on Bujold

Hendon, Alison A.Hendon at BrooklynPublicLibrary.org
Wed May 14 17:24:24 EDT 2008


In re strange past tenses - I have really started noticing people saying
"shined" where I learned to say "shone".  What is the past tense of
shine?

Also - from Minnow's list:
> strive, ? striven (?for strived?)       deliberately archaic
Wouldn't this be strove?  He strove mightily?

And another pet peeve - using "gift" as a verb, instead of the perfectly
good "give."  


Alison




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