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    swam vs. swum

    In this sentence, which would I use swam or swum?

    Have you ever swam across the lake? or Have you ever swum across the lake?


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    Re: swam vs. swum

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    In this sentence, which would I use swam or swum?

    Have you ever swam across the lake? or Have you ever swum across the lake?
    Have you ever swum across the lake?

    You use "swum" in the past perfect tense (with "have")

    I have swum in the lake for the past 3 years.
    I have swam in the lake for the past 3 years.

    I swam in the lake yesterday.

    I swum in the lake yesterday.

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    Re: swam vs. swum

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    Have you ever swum across the lake?

    You use "swum" in the past perfect tense (with "have")

    I have swum in the lake for the past 3 years.
    I have swam in the lake for the past 3 years.

    I swam in the lake yesterday.

    I swum in the lake yesterday.

    Naamplao,

    I like the look of the and icons in your replies. However, when I insert the icons in my replies their placement is different from yours. How do I lower them about half a space?

    Chjeers,
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    Re: swam vs. swum

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Naamplao,

    I like the look of the and icons in your replies. However, when I insert the icons in my replies their placement is different from yours. How do I lower them about half a space?

    Chjeers,
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    Naamplao,
    I answered my own question! The 'Submit Reply' function takes care of the correct placement.

    Cheers,
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    Re: swam vs. swum

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    In this sentence, which would I use swam or swum?

    Have you ever swam across the lake? or Have you ever swum across the lake?
    Have you ever swum across the lake?- this is the case of the present perfect tense simple whose form is :

    have / has + 3rd form of the verb [ = past participle of the verb]

    Swam is the form of past tense simple of the verb swim:

    swim - swam - swum.

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