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Re: USAGE : English past tense and participle in -et

From:Ph. D. <phild@...>
Date:Saturday, December 27, 2003, 3:33
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > Lately, I've seen alot of people misspelling the past tense and passive > participle ending _-ed_ as **_-et_. > > Now, I'm wondering a) if this really is a phenomenon on the rise, or if
> just for no known reason only suddenly have begun noticing it, and b) if
it is
> representative of some dialect merging /d/ and /t/ finally - intervocalic > merger of them is common enough, of course.
I have not noticed this, but I occasionally meet someone who reverses the past tense and past participle of strong verbs: "I seen that movie, but I haven't saw the sequel." --Ph. D.


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