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    Conjugate irregular verb dream

    I have once learned that the past of dream is "dreamt", however, nowadays I read and hear only "dreamed". Is "dreamt" outdated?Thank you in advance for your answer. Lena101

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    Re: Conjugate irregular verb dream

    Quote Originally Posted by Lena101 View Post
    I have once learned that the past of dream is "dreamt", however, nowadays I read and hear only "dreamed". Is "dreamt" outdated?Thank you in advance for your answer. Lena101
    No, 'dreamt' is not outdated, at least in AusE. Nor is 'slept, learnt, burnt ...'.

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    Re: Conjugate irregular verb dream

    I have once learned that the past of dream is "dreamt"
    The two forms have co-existed for a long time. Dreamt may be more common in some variants, but both are in current use.

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    Re: Conjugate irregular verb dream

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, 'dreamt' is not outdated, at least in AusE. Nor is 'slept, learnt, burnt ...'.
    ... and "earnt", "spelt".

    As an aside, I'm not sure "slept" belonged in your list. I don't think "sleeped" is used anywhere, is it?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Conjugate irregular verb dream

    Spill, probably?
    It looks like beans could be spilled but not milk, the latter can be only spilt and then it's no use crying over it. Is that so?

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    Re: Conjugate irregular verb dream

    Note that dreamt is always pronounced dremt and dreamed can be either dremt or dreemd.

    'Earnt' is one of my pet hates, but so many people are using it these days I'm having to suck it up. (Definitions of Earnt - OneLook Dictionary Search)

    Rover

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    Re: Conjugate irregular verb dream

    yclept

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    Re: Conjugate irregular verb dream

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    yclept
    Are you OK, Raymott?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Conjugate irregular verb dream

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    Are you OK, Raymott?
    I'm fine thanks ems.
    clepe / ycleped/yclept.

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