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Old 07-14-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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Hmm, the past tense of swim is swam, not swum.

   
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Hmm, the past tense of swim is swam, not swum.
It is? Everywhere? It sounded good to me

   
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Hmm, the past tense of swim is swam, not swum.
The past perfect tense of swim is swum. Not that that little ditty seems to use perfect tenses (in any sense of the word).

But no one would say “I have swam.” (Or at least they shouldn’t.) That form of the verb takes swum, just as eaten is the past perfect form of ate.

Here is a verb list for swim from the Writing English site.

   
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:18 PM   #5
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the past tense of swim is swam
It says the boy may say I've swum, which is highly probable if he's the same one that claims verbs if fun. It's better English than used by the people that write 'gifted', 'premiered', 'authored', etc. and at least it doesn't confuse nouns with verbs.

   
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I smiled at some of these on the same site:

http://www.anvari.org/cols/Pictures_...ght_Angle.html, especially the first
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Straight into my Fun & Weerd collection! I loved "lifting the moon", but there were a lot of smiles all round.

   
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Oh, indeed. Some look to be obviously staged, but the ones that really made me smile looked more inadvertent. All fun, though.

   
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Straight into my Fun & Weerd collection! I loved "lifting the moon", but there were a lot of smiles all round.

Weird? An exception to the I before E except after C rule.
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I use the weerd spelling for weerd because its normal spelling is weird.

   
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