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CaroGirl
03-19-2007, 12:53 AM
Which is correct, oh gurus?

They had both drunk enough not to realize the time.
They had both drank enough not to realize the time.

Word is flagging one of them as incorrect. Which one? You tell me.

arrowqueen
03-19-2007, 01:03 AM
Drunk.

CaroGirl
03-19-2007, 01:06 AM
Drunk.
That's what I thought. MS Word grammar checker sucks.

Thanks!

Prawn
03-19-2007, 01:10 AM
'They had both drunk'
sounds better to me.

Chumplet
03-19-2007, 02:01 AM
That was a pretty kooky movie. I watched the whole thing, subtitles and all.

Ken Schneider
03-19-2007, 02:38 AM
We went out to have a drink. We drank too much, and ended the night drunk.

Judg
03-19-2007, 04:00 AM
:rant: grammar checkers...

ErylRavenwell
03-19-2007, 10:02 AM
Which is correct, oh gurus?

They had both drunk enough not to realize the time.
They had both drank enough not to realize the time.

Word is flagging one of them as incorrect. Which one? You tell me.

Both correct, "drunk" being the more frequently used as a past participle. In that case "drunk" is more appropriate since it is associated with a state of drunkeness.

Medievalist
03-19-2007, 10:37 AM
Notice the usage notes:

http://www.bartleby.com/61/26/D0402600.html

Drank is the past tense; drunk the past participle; it's often used like an adjective.