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    Question is this sentence correct

    Yesterday I shredded the papers. or is it shred


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    Re: is this sentence correct

    Now I shred
    Yesterday I shredded
    I have shredded
    I am shredding

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    Re: is this sentence correct

    The triple "d" sound in shredded is somewhat difficult to say.

    I don't think that anyone would be agast if you used "shred" for past tense.

    I shred the papers yesterday.
    I have shred the papers.
    (this is a relatively new verb, since the shredding machine craze!)


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    Re: is this sentence correct

    The makers of Shredded Wheat breakfast cereal would regard the shredding machine as very much the new-kid-on-the-block when it comes to how long the word 'shredded' has been in popular use.
    I can't see how much difference there is in the pronunciation of/getting one's tongue around 'shredded' with 3 d's, versus 'dreaded' with 2 d's

    Now comes the trouble: no dreaded, so -
    1.I dread going
    2.I dread going
    Have I been, or have I still to go for my dentist's appointment?

    1. I dread going to the dentist so I only go every two years.
    2. I dreaded going to the dentist this time because I was sure he would have to use the drill.
    I dreaded going to the dentist as a child.
    I don't think that anyone would be agast if you used "shred" for past tense.
    It will go completely unnoticed by the likes of a Jerry Springer show audience.
    Last edited by David L.; 17-Jan-2008 at 04:17.

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    Re: is this sentence correct

    It will go completely unnoticed by the likes of a Jerry Springer show audience.

    A little British humor? Completely uncalled for and hardly useful to the poster!

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