Re: CHAT: Shrive (was CHAT: Return of the Sal)
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 27, 2000, 14:33|
Raymond Brown wrote:
> It's interesting that you use "shrived"; the dictionaries do indeed give
> the weak forms as alternatives to the strong forms. I've heard it used
> and, as I said, have occasionally used it myself only in the passive with
> the strong pp 'shriven'.
I think there is no weak pp of "shrive", and so the weak conjugation is
semi-regular: "shrive, shrived, shriven".
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