British or American?

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Anonymous

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Hello!
I'd like to know which past pp is British: leaned or leant? --of the verb to lean
If it's leant, is it always the irregular one the BrE one? like learnt and learned?
Thanks a lot
 

Francois

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'learnt' is British. As a rule of thumb, Americans generally prefer regular forms ;-)

FRC
 

twostep

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Francois said:
'learnt' is British. As a rule of thumb, Americans generally prefer regular forms ;-)

FRC

Just be honest - they are rather laid back when it comes to grammar. :wink:
 
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ARMION

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Americans are cute with respect to English :) to shorten, to simplify anything they can... :)
 
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Emmanuel OA

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twostep said:
ARMION said:
Americans are cute with respect to English :) to shorten, to simplify anything they can... :)

What makes you say they are cute?

Well, well, wel... so regular forms are usually American.. thank you --continue with your discussion :D
 
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