Thursday, March 12, 2020

Principal Parts of the Verb TO FIT

Principal Parts of the Verb TO FIT Principal Parts of the Verb TO FIT Principal Parts of the Verb TO FIT By Maeve Maddox Reader Barry Kemp has a question about fit: One thing that has puzzled me for a while is the use of the word fit. Its quite clear when one reads that the new rug was a perfect fit in the apartment But what is the rule for the past tense? We often read something like it was a long stuggle but in the end he fit the pieces together or she slipped it on and the suit fit her perfectly It is quite clear these sentences are past tense so why do we not use the past tense fitted? This is one of those puzzles created by the differences between British and American usage. British usage: fit, fit, (have) fitted American usage: fit, fit, (have) fit Other verbs that differ in this way are bet, get, and quit. Americans say bet-bet-bet, get-got-gotten and quit-quit-quit. British speakers say get-got-got and quit-quitted-quitted. They take their choice with bet and say either bet-bet-bet or bet-betted-betted. Want to improve your English in five minutes a day? Get a subscription and start receiving our writing tips and exercises daily! Keep learning! Browse the Grammar category, check our popular posts, or choose a related post below:100 Idioms About NumbersThe Four Sounds of the Spelling OU15 Idioms for Periods of Time

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