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    dove

    How do you pronounce this? "dəv" or "doʊv" or either?

    127)The hawk dove at her.
    dive-dove/dived-dived

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    Re: dove

    We use 'dived' in British English. If we used 'dove', it would be pronounced /dəʊv/, to rhyme with 'clove', 'hove', 'rove', stove'.

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    Re: dove

    Okay, I got it! /əʊv/ in 'clove', 'hove', 'rove', stove' would be the British way. so I think /doʊv/ is the American way.

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    Re: dove

    I'm a native BrE speaker, and I was taught "dove" as the simple past of "to dive". I was told that "dived" was the American English version.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: dove

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm a native BrE speaker, and I was taught "dove" as the simple past of "to dive". I was told that "dived" was the American English version.
    "Standards, mutter, mumble, dumbing down, moan, whinge, the youth of today, drivel, die" (signed) Disgusted of Chipping Away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    "Standards, mutter, mumble, dumbing down, moan, whinge, the youth of today, drivel, die" (signed) Disgusted of Chipping Away.
    Would you explain this, please?
    Dear native English speakers of this forum,
    Please, always point out my grammatical mistakes, assuming you have "the time and the inclination". That is really the most effective way for me to improve. Thank you very much.

    Please note that I am NOT an English teacher.

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    Re: dove

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Mav~ View Post
    Would you explain this, please?
    'Dove' is generally regarded as AmE; 'dived' is standard BrE. When ems, who (like most people) is younger than I, said that she had been taught the reverse at school, I was surprised. My post was an attempt to mimic the older generation who are always complaining about falling standards in society generally and education in particular.

    I won't attempt to explain it all - it's really not worth it. Just put it down to my pathetic sense of humour raising its head again

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    Re: dove

    I'm just flattered to be considered part of "the younger generation". At my age!
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    Re: dove

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm just flattered to be considered part of "the younger generation". At my age!
    Don't get too excited. Anybody under about fifty is 'the younger generation' to me.

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    Re: dove

    From your tone in your writings, you always seem under 30, younger than me! In Korea, age really matters, Korea is an age-oriented society.

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