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The following can be read at 'Common errors in English'discussing 'born' and borne': This distinction is a bit tricky. When birth is being discussed, the past tense of “bear” is usually “born”: “I was born in a trailer—but it was an Airstream.” Note that the form used here is passive: you are the one somebody else—your mother—bore. But if the form is active, you need an “E” on the end, as in “Midnight has borne another litter of kittens in Dad’s old fishing hat” (Midnight did the bearing).
But in other meanings not having to do with birth, “borne” is always the past tense of “bear”: “My brother’s constant teasing about my green hair was more than could be borne.”
Correct me if I'm wrong, to my best knowledge, in other meanings not having to do with birth, 'bore' is the past tense, and 'borne' is the past participle.
That site is filled with garbage about language. This I think was an honest mistake.
The reason I dislike it is that there are too many unfounded prescriptions.
There was a recent discussion in the following thread wherein certain portions of the discussion related specifically to that site.
We really don't have to rehash old debates. The issue of Professor Brians's approach to grammar has, as you state, been debated very recently in another thread; no need to turn it into a crusade against Brians.