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    sneak/sneaked/snuck

    Several sites read it is perfectly okay to use "snuck" as the principal part of "sneak". However, in my Abeka Oral Language book (home school), it reads it is never acceptable to use snuck as the past tense of sneak. What are your thoughts?


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    Re: sneak/sneaked/snuck

    It's colloquial and informal, and mainly found in AmE. Good word, though!


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    Re: sneak/sneaked/snuck

    In colloquial speech, I like
    I sneaked a look at what he was writing
    but
    I snuck into the house
    and
    He snuck up on me


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    Re: sneak/sneaked/snuck

    Although we use it in speech quite frequently, I don't think that "snuck" is really a word. I wouldn't write it, but I might get caught saying it. :)


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    Re: sneak/sneaked/snuck

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    oops! my mistake! Thanks for the correction!

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