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    Question 'woken' or 'waked'?

    Hi,
    Could anyone please tell me which one is the most common form of past participle, especially in BrE?




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    Re: 'woken' or 'waked'?

    Woken.

    Waked is an archaic usage.

    wake
    verb (past woke /wəʊk/ or US , dialect , or archaic waked; past participle woken /ˈwəʊk(ə)n/ or US , dialect , or archaic waked)
    1 emerge or cause to emerge from sleep; stop sleeping:
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    Re: 'woken' or 'waked'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Woken.

    Waked is an archaic usage.

    (OED)


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    ... And lovers of etymological trivia may enjoy the fact that in the period when the two overlapped, people sometimes mixed them together. In the folk song Once I had a sweetheart the singer says 'But when I awokened I found it not so'. (Don't use this: it's wrong.)

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