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    Which is correct?

    Have it all sewed up by Monday

    or

    Have it all sewn up by Monday

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell
    Which is correct?

    Have it all sewed up by Monday

    or

    Have it all sewn up by Monday
    Either would be correct in AE. :wink:

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    I would go for 'sewn', but you will hear both used in BE, 'sewed' less, I'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I would go for 'sewn', but you will hear both used in BE, 'sewed' less, I'd say.
    American Heritage states that "sewed" is preferred in AE, but I hear "sewn" pretty often, especially in that idiom. :wink:

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