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    irregular verb

    hello,
    I'm an English teacher. I've got a question... One of my students has just told me that in one book he's got, the irregular verb "hear" is also accepted as regular. I've been checking the internet, but I haven't found it as regular, and I've never seen it as regular... Is it correct to say I've heared?
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    #2

    Re: irregular verb

    Not in standard BrE. I am fairly sure that it is not acceptable in standard AmE.

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    Re: irregular verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Monica de Celis View Post
    hello,
    I'm an English teacher. I've got a question... One of my students has just told me that in one book he's got, the irregular verb "hear" is also accepted as regular. I've been checking the internet, but I haven't found it as regular, and I've never seen it as regular... Is it correct to say I've heared?
    Thank you!!
    There's a very simple solution to this. Ask the child to bring the book to school.
    The book might be a very old grammar book published by a company in a place and time where "heared" was acceptable. It might also have been published in Kazakhstan. He might also have misread the sentence.

    It's never too early to teach a child that "I heard/read it somewhere", etc. is not evidence of much at all, and that if evidence of something important is said to exist, it should be presented for verification.

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    Re: irregular verb

    According to One Look Dictionary Search, it appears in Webster's 1828 dictionary, and Wordnik has this to say: Definitions

    Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia


    1. An obsolete or dialectal form of heard.

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    #5

    Re: irregular verb

    What's with the tweets, I wonder?
    Tweets

    • “juss heared mee & #1002 songgg - ___- you really had me goingg yooooo . " leaving u is what iwont do " mmmm .”
      @simplyy_bellaa
    • “you said u loved me in december i rememberrr and dats what i heared
      @tokyodiamond2
    • \]
    Does that mean "juss, mee, goingg, yooooo, u, mmmmm, remberrr, dats" are candidates for wordhoodness now too?

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    #6

    Re: irregular verb

    I think they are examples of wordhoodiness.

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    #7

    Re: irregular verb

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I think they are examples of wordhoodiness.
    We grumpy old men think they are examples of unwordhoodiness.

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