[DWJ] Re: Gotten, was Re: DWJ on Bujold
ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Wed May 14 17:43:09 EDT 2008
On May 14, 2008, at 3:24 PM, Hendon, Alison wrote:
> In re strange past tenses - I have really started noticing people
> "shined" where I learned to say "shone". What is the past tense of
Hmm. I think I would find it correct in some usages, but not
So I would say "I shined my shoes."
But I would say "The sun shone."
[Actually I wouldn't say either. I wouldn't say the first because I
never _do_ shine my shoes, and I wouldn't say the second because
I would say "the sun was shining" or "it was sunny" or something.]
> And another pet peeve - using "gift" as a verb, instead of the
> good "give."
I have noticed "task" as a verb, at least coming from the east side of
the pond. As, for instance, "I am tasked with doing this project."
is _that_ about?
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