past tense of to sew

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sew:

  • sew, sewed, sewn, sewing, sews

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valtango said:
Past tense of to sew, surely sewed?? and yet it sounds so wrong!!

It's its orthographic ending, -ew. We expect "sew" [o] to be like "flew" :

:D flew [flu], flown [flown]
:shock: sew [su], sown [sown]

sew [so], sewed [sowd], sown [sown]

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They are homophones (words that sound alike but have different meanings).

sew:

  • sew, sewed, sewn, sewing, sews

sow:

  • sow, sowed, sown, sowing, sows
 

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RonBee said:
They are homophones (words that sound alike but have different meanings).

sew:

  • sew, sewed, sewn, sewing, sews

sow:

  • sow, sowed, sown, sowing, sows

sew, pronounced [su] and sow, pronounced [so] are not homophonous.

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Casiopea said:
RonBee said:
They are homophones (words that sound alike but have different meanings).

sew:

  • sew, sewed, sewn, sewing, sews

sow:

  • sow, sowed, sown, sowing, sows

sew, pronounced [su] and sow, pronounced [so] are not homophonous.

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They are the way I pronounce them. I am from the Midwest and my wife is from the South, and we both pronounce them as homophones. Should I start a poll (pole)?

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  • They are the way I pronounce them. I am from the Midwest and my wife is from the South, and we both pronounce them as homophones. Should I start a poll (pole)?

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:oops: to sew, vb. to join with needle and thread, pronounced as [so], or as [su], like the girl's name Sue, in the Midwest and the South. :oops:
 

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They are to me (BE speaker), too. I say 'so' for both. ;-)
 

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sew like sow. ;-)
 
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