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    Bet

    Hi guys,

    Do we need to say "We have batted on this"(If talking about bet) or "I have put this thing on bet"?

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    Re: Bet

    We bet on it.
    We have a bet in it.
    We are betting on it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Bet

    I am not a teacher.

    'Betted' is an alternative to 'bet', as the past participle and simple past, and can be useful in eliminating ambiguity in phrases such as, 'We bet on it'.

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    Re: Bet

    I have never heard, seen, or used "betted" as the past of "bet" in my life. Is it commonly used in British or other varieties of English?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: Bet

    No, it isn't. It's possible, but only heard occasionally.

    Check this out.

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    Re: Bet

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I have never heard, seen, or used "betted" as the past of "bet" in my life. Is it commonly used in British or other varieties of English?
    I am not a teacher.

    I'm not surprised that you have never used 'betted' but that you have never come across it before does surprise me. It's listed in all good dictionaries and verb tables as being the regular form. It is admittedly far less common than the irregular 'bet' but I can't answer your question with any degree of certainty.

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    Re: Bet

    I have never heard or used "betted' either. The spell checker here even underlines it.

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    #8

    Re: Bet

    I am getting confused. If most of the people are saying that "Bet" is correct then I will go with it. Can we say "I have bet my money or car for this bet or race or matter" or "We have put on a bet on this".

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