Still confused? Other niggling questions about English? Contact us.
Buy further English grammar and spelling tips
Future Perfect sells notes, as Adobe PDF documents, which clearly explain common writing issues and their solutions. These are low-cost learning tools which can be purchased individually, in groups or as the whole collection.
English grammar and communications hints and tips
Is it learned or learnt?
These are from a set of words which has two forms of the past.
These include the following:
Usually, when forming the past tense of a verb, the -ed form is used, while the -t form is used mainly for adjectives, but not always.
- What have you learned? [perfect tense]
- It was burnt toast. [adjective]
NB: Archaic English uses the exception (but this is pronounced differently) – ‘a learned man’.
Remember, whenever you have those niggling queries going around the office (like ‘where to put this apostrophe’, ‘do we use that or which; dispatch or despatch; complimentary or complementary; practise or practice’), do just simply drop us an e-mail or call.
See further English grammar hints and tips