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    USe of "waken"

    "I just waken up."

    Would one of you kind people please tell me why this sentence is either correct or incorrect.

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    Last edited by tmaxwell83; 13-Jun-2011 at 10:22. Reason: I'm an idiot.

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    Re: USe of "waken"

    The past participle of 'wake' is 'woken.'

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    Re: USe of "waken"

    Sorry, it turns out that I'm a complete idiot. What I actually meant to ask was this:

    "I just waken up."


    Why is THIS correct or incorrect?

    Wake - woke - waken. And with "just" it is the past participle.

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    Re: USe of "waken"

    Quote Originally Posted by tmaxwell83 View Post
    Sorry, it turns out that I'm a complete idiot. What I actually meant to ask was this:

    "I just waken up."

    Why is THIS correct or incorrect?

    Wake - woke - waken. And with "just" it is the past participle.
    It's incorrect because "waken" is not a tense related to "wake".

    I wake up at 7am every day.
    I woke up at 7am every day.
    I have woken up at 7am every day for the last 2 years.

    I have just woken up.
    I am just waking up.
    Have you woken up yet?

    You can also wake someone else up/awaken someone else.

    Please go and wake up your brother. It's time for breakfast.
    Please awake your brother.

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    #5

    Re: USe of "waken"

    Great stuff, thanks!

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    #6

    Re: USe of "waken"

    Please, excuse my meddling.

    May I hope the following sentence is not wrong?

    "I just now woke up."

    V.

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    Re: USe of "waken"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Please, excuse my meddling.

    May I hope the following sentence is not wrong?

    "I just now woke up."

    V.
    It's OK though I'd leave out "now". I just woke up = I woke up just this minute/very recently/in the last couple of minutes. I think the "now" is redundant.

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    Re: USe of "waken"

    Hi emsr2d2,

    Thank you for your recommendation, but I know that there is a rule in your language that with the adverb just the Present Perfect is used and with the expression just now the Past Indefinite is used.

    I have just hired a new pianist from St. Joe - a Negro. (Dreiser)

    I saw you come in just now. (Dreiser)

    Probably the "written on the wall" sometimes is wrong?

    I know that your advice is benevolent as well as it is beyond any doubt.

    Thank you for your kindness.

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 13-Jun-2011 at 16:02.

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