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

Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Wed May 14 18:32:04 EDT 2008


>On 14 May 2008, at 22:24, Hendon, Alison wrote:
>>
>> Also - from Minnow's list:
>>> strive, ? striven (?for strived?)       deliberately archaic
>> Wouldn't this be strove?  He strove mightily?
>
and Ehsan wrote

>Striven would be the imperfect tense - I have striven mightily,
>whereas strove is the simple past/perfect - I strove mightily. Striven
>only works with the auxiliary have.

eeek!  This is getting *technical*!  <heads for the dictionary in a panic>


Oh and I noticed 'shrive; shriven' while I was there, which I think is
probably as common as 'shrived'?

Minnow





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