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seun
01-12-2007, 08:00 PM
Words such as burned, learned, dreamed are either spelled as such or end in t. Is this a case of one is American English and the other British English? I should know this but have to confess to not.

Carmy
01-12-2007, 09:14 PM
Yes. 't' is UK, 'ed' is US.

Maryn
01-13-2007, 11:11 PM
I agree with Carmy. However, in writing by US authors for the US market, if the tone is lyrical or poetic, or the work is fantasy, the -t ending can be quite effective, so keep it in your toolbox.

Maryn, whose toolbox is a mess

seun
01-14-2007, 07:13 PM
Thanks. I prefer the 'ed' although if them's the rules, I best stick to 't'.

Pamster
01-15-2007, 01:21 AM
Cool, another helpful thread, thanks for posting about this seun, Carmy and Maryn! I feel better now. :)