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Ode to Irregular Verbs + A Request

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011 in Archive | 6 comments

Ode to Irregular Verbs + A Request

Goodbye “swum” and “dreamt” and “pled.”  I guess we’ve all heard by now that the half-life of an irregular verb is inversely proportional to the square root of the frequency of its use. Rarely used irregular verbs become regular most quickly, while commonly used irregular verbs change the slowest. When we use a verb all the time, we don’t forget its forms. Be and think are the verbs least likely to change because they’re used the most. I dearly love the irregulars, I’ve been thinking of ways to bring them into the limelight in hopes that they’ll breathe a bit easier,...

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