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    #1

    Light up or Lit up?

    Hi,

    Do you say: The london eye -> gets lit up blue at night or gets light up blue at night

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Light up or Lit up?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Hi,

    Do you say: The london eye -> gets lit up blue at night or gets light up blue at night

    Thanks
    "At night, the London Eye is illuminated/lit up in blue."

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    #3

    Re: Light up or Lit up?

    They do use "lighted" sometimes in AmE, but it makes me cringe. A "well-lighted parking lot," for example.

  4. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #4

    Re: Light up or Lit up?

    You wouldn't cringe much in the UK on this issue.

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