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    Irregular verbs

    Hello,
    Today I'm starting to learn all irregular verb, but I found several words which me forced to create a new thread here

    BID (Farewell) - BID / BADE - BIDDEN
    BID (Offer amount) BID - BID
    Do these words have any different? My dictionary says NO.

    Another word Backslide.
    BACKSLIDE - BACKSLID - BACKSLIDDEN / BACKSLID
    For this word I got big doubt, because dictionaries says that "BACKSKID" Don't exist. Do it exist or don't?

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    Re: Irregular verbs

    " BID (Farewell) - BID / BADE - BIDDEN
    BID (Offer amount) BID - BID
    Do these words have any different? My dictionary says NO."

    Check your dictionary again. Bid can be a verb or a noun, and they have completely different meanings.

    "Another word Backslide.
    BACKSLIDE - BACKSLID - BACKSLIDDEN / BACKSLID"

    Here is the definition of backslide from the Oxford English Dictionary:

    backslide: verb ( past -backslid ; past participle; backslid or backslidden).
    To relapse into bad ways or error. Example 1: Converted vegetarians backslide to T-bones. | [as n. ] ( backsliding)
    Example 2: There would be no backsliding from the administration's sound policies.

    "...because dictionaries says that "BACKSKID" Don't exist. Do it exist or don't?
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    Are you certain you have not made a typo here? If yes, then "bacskid" is not in my dictionary either. I would tend to say that it does not exist in normal usage. It might be jargon in some professions (like stunt car drivers) but it has no relation to backslide.

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    Re: Irregular verbs

    Thanks for helping, by the way I didn't make any typo. If you can't believe me check this page ENGLISH PAGE - Irregular Verb Page and this page says B - backslide - backslid - backslidden / backslid

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    Re: Irregular verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    Thanks for helping, by the way I didn't make any typo. If you can't believe me check this page ENGLISH PAGE - Irregular Verb Page and this page says B - backslide - backslid - backslidden / backslid
    Quote Originally Posted by [I

    "...because dictionaries says that "BACKSKID" Don't exist. Do it exist or don't? [/I]"
    Bhai.

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    Re: Irregular verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    Thanks for helping, by the way I didn't make any typo.
    In your first post, you wrote "BACKSKID".

    ps. I was too slow this morning. bhai beat me to it.

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    Re: Irregular verbs

    Sorry, K letter is too close to L on my laptop keyboard

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    Re: Irregular verbs

    BTW, some of the verbs in these lists are pretty obscure- they're just there to try to be as complete as possible. You'll find over 600 in ours, but you may not need to know them all- few do.

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    Re: Irregular verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    BTW, some of the verbs in these lists are pretty obscure- they're just there to try to be as complete as possible. You'll find over 600 in ours, but you may not need to know them all- few do.
    My second dream is to talk/write in English language like native English speaker.
    And I'm gonna learn everyone it doesn't matter how much time it will take.
    In 2012 I have learned 300 new English words -) and I feel absolutely awesome even though I know that I'm doing mistakes in grammar...
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