Poll: What's the simple past of 'fly'?

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    Fly/___/Flown


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    On his horn he blew,
    Then out the window he flew.

    :wink:

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    Re: Fly/___/Flown

    so would you say "I flew from London to Dublin last week"?

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    Re: Fly/___/Flown

    Quote Originally Posted by rocha View Post
    So would you say "I flew from London to Dublin last week"?
    Sure.


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    Re: Fly/___/Flown

    there's no doubt about the past tense of fly which is ((flew))

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    Re: Fly/___/Flown

    Quote Originally Posted by rocha View Post
    so would you say "I flew from London to Dublin last week"?
    Yes! And then I would say "I flew from Dublin to London this week!"

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    Question Re: Fly/___/Flown

    It's "flew".

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    Re: Fly/___/Flown

    Flew.

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    Re: Fly/___/Flown

    flew

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    Re: Fly/___/Flown

    "Flew" is the most correct, "Flied" sounds really strange, and Flowed is the past participle of Flow e.g. The water flowed

    "Flown" is a word I would use to describe something flying, e.g. "The plane has flown away", whilst "flew" is what I would use to say that I had taken part in the flying, e.g. "We flew to Mallorca at 5 PM".

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