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    rosa87 is offline Junior Member
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    Default lit or lighted?!

    Hi
    I would like to know if there is any difference between lit and lighted.
    my other question is about past simple:
    Is it possible to use past simple refering to future?if it is possilble could you please give me some examples?
    thank you for your help

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    Default Re: lit or lighted?!

    Well, I can already answer your first question

    I lit a cigarrette this morning. -> But it is a lighted cigarrette

    I have just lit the lamp. -> it is a lighted lamp

    "Lit" is the past tense of "to light" and "lighted" is an adjective.

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    Default Re: lit or lighted?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Johan[@CLT] View Post
    Well, I can already answer your first question
    I lit a cigarrette this morning. -> But it is a lighted cigarrette
    I have just lit the lamp. -> it is a lighted lamp
    "Lit" is the past tense of "to light" and "lighted" is an adjective.
    This is how it is in British English. I frequently see/hear "he lighted a cigarette" in US contexts.

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    Default Re: lit or lighted?!

    Lit can also be used as an adjective.

    A lit cigarette.
    A brightly lit room.

    Regarding your second question: Yes, the past simple tense can sometime refer to the future.

    Suppose we went to London next weekend?
    If you spoke more slowly, people would understand you more easily.
    If I had more money, I would take a holiday next month.
    Don't come today, I'm busy. I'd rather you came tomorrow.

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