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    slay the an audience

    "Slay" is an irregular verb. Is it "slay slew slain" or "slayed slayed"?

    "Two criminals were slain in the crossfire(is it during crossfire?) with the SWAT."

    Can we use it in following context?

    "A comediant, who was performing that night, was so hilarious that he almost slew the audience."

    "He's great! He has been slaying us with his jokes for an hour."
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    Re: slay the an audience

    How to conjugate:

    slay conjugation in English, English verb conjugator, conjugation table- Reverso

    Usage (see definition 4):

    Slay | Define Slay at Dictionary.com


    These are great sites for how a word is conjugated and defined.

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    Re: slay the an audience

    When describing a performer/performance, I have only heard "slay", "slays" and "slayed", but this is informal usage. For example:

    Weedeater fucking slayed last night, they melted my face.

    "A comediant, who was performong that night, was so hilarious that he almost slew the audience."

    "He's great! He has been slaying us with his jokes for an hour."
    Maybe this sounds natural to someone but I have never heard the word used this way. You have to be careful with slang.

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    Re: slay the an audience

    I agree. On the link I put up, "slay an audience" is informal usage.

    Personally, it sounds awkward to me, but I have heard people say it.

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