As a non english native speaker I' m wondering if "freezed" is getting usual because it can be found in search engines about 14 000 times. You can also find frozen and freezed on the same website (e.g. frozen food and freezed dried shrimps). Can anyone help me? :?:
I've heard of freeze dried shrimp
, but never freezed dried shrimp
, until now that is.
Of the 14,000 or so times 'freezed' was picked up by the search engines, there's a possibility that the majority, if not all, have been regularized by speakers from the irregular form 'froze'.
That is, it could be that some people don't know that the past tense of "freeze" is irregular in form, so they use the general rule "add -ed" or it could be that some people know the irregular past tense form "froze" but that 'freezed' is more common in their particular sub-dialect of English. Who can say, really? The search engines don't tell us who wrote the word.
But, given the 14,000 finds we can definitely say that speakers definitely use 'freezed'; but, that's not to suggest it's something you want to write on an exam or a business letter, or say to your boss? :shock:
All the best,