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    english eaten or ate

    What is the proper way to say this.

    I haven't eaten

    or I haven't ate


    Thansk

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    I would say 'I haven't eaten.' ;)

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    I agree with Shane, though you do hear the other form in some British dialects. However,most would regard it as incorrect.

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    • I think it would grate
      To hear I haven't ate.


    :wink:

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    You hear things like that and 'I was sat down reading' in BE dialects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You hear things like that and 'I was sat down reading' in BE dialects.
    It does slow communication a bit when you have to interpret what was said before you understand it.

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    I'm used to it.

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