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Old October 5 2012, 05:39 PM   #25
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Re: Changing Language Usage

My Name Is Legion wrote: View Post
The use of the past tense for "plead" - "pled" - has disappeared in favor of "pleaded."
Not in the UK so much, except in literature in the example tsq gave. One irregular verb that the US seems to have lost, at least in literature, is the past tense of to light. The number of times I've read lighted recently is, well, legion.
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