Roberto San Rafael de Onoto - Portuguesa
I found a dictionary "Chicago Dictionary", I don't really remember the edition and where it was printed, which says that "work" is an irregular verb (work - wrought- wrought)and in a web page don't know the adrress that says that it is (work - work - work). Is that true? I'm an English teacher and I had never found a dictionary which said that before. I'm really interested in having an answer for this. Can you help me, please? As far as I know it is a mistake. Answer please! Thank you.
James Bumgarner Pacific Palisades
Today I was reading a commentary from a very well read fellow who used the word "learnt". In my English learning background that seemed, well, rather unlearned. So I checked into it. I have Microsoft Word, which was no help, because it gave both instances as correct. Next I used Webster's online dictionary. It indicated that "learnt" was the English version of the past tense of "learn". Then I came upon your website, and, unless I missed it, "learned" is not a proper use of the past tense of "learn".
Please address this for those of us who have learned/learnt that one or the other may be more correct. In my experience "learnt" is used infrequently, in comparison to "learned".
Thomas Kesler West Lafafayette IN
Recently, I stumbled on your Web site while reading the essay "verb" at wikipedia.org. Great work! I wish that we had the Internet and your conjugation site when I was in school.
I immediately looked up "lie," "lay," and "lie." I found the first two but not the third:
lie, lied, lying - to fib
(according to merriamwebster.com)
Is "lie" present and I just missed it?
The following definition appears on your page about "lie" as in "lie down":
- Tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive
This is a most useful tool for anyone struggling with the conjugation of English verbs. I have recommended your website in the latest post on my blog: http://www.englishessaywritingtips.com/2011/05/common-errors-in-spoken-english-went-or-gone/
David B Birmingham, AL
I am trying to learn English but am having a difficult time finding a user friendly site that begins with the basics and builds upward on that foundation. This website is excellent for conjugating verbs, thank you. Possibly you might know a site that gives definitions of the words used? Everything I've seen assumes that you know what the technical words mean and know how to apply them. Thanks for any help that you can give me.
I am inspired to rant:
wreak, wrought, wrought!
Heave, hove, hoven!
Every day, in books that have ostensibly gone through professional editing, I routinely see atrocities like "sheared" for "shore" or "shorn". "Shined". "Weaved" even! It is to rip one's hair!!
While I cannot recommend medieval punishments for the offending authors and editors, I entreat the site framers here to husband, to protect, to champion seeming archaisms against the relentless advance of automated spell-checking programs and modern, trendy efforts to rationalize written English. Please do not forfeit elegance in the quest for a spurious simplicity.
Me No Speak Americano Englise Allen
THIS IS AN AWESOMEO SITEO. KEPPO IT UPPO!!!!
Dr. Ross Cranston, RI
Although "heaved" is correct as the past tense sing. and past tense pl. of "to heave", "hove" is also acceptable as past tense and past participle. It may be slightly more archaic or more common in nautical usage, but "hove" is a fine word and should not
Penny Lisk Media
The passive of the verb referring to death by hanging is 'hanged' in English. There is no reference to this on your site.
I am delighted to find your site and I have shared it on facebook. Thank you for keeping English alive and properly conjugated! I
Stephen Brooks Liberty Township, OH
This is a great site! Thanks for putting the time in to create it and to reach out to others in a way to help them. I am a programmer and I admire the way you have constructed everything. Great work!