Learned/learnt and spelled/spelt
Learned or learnt, spelled or spelt? What's your preference?
- — Jacob Funnell (@Jacob_Funnell)Tue, Dec 13 2011 03:34:16@caffyrelf learnt and spelt. I also like whilst, amongst &c. It's something I can only do correctly as an Englishman. So I do. :P
- — Harriet (@LaSoeur_Lumiere)Tue, Dec 13 2011 04:39:38
- — Liz Beardsworth (@LizzieBee2)Tue, Dec 13 2011 05:47:05@caffyrelf Learnt, spelt (though latter less so since the food item became better known). Is that way more old-fashioned though?
- — Mathew Lyons (@MathewJLyons)Tue, Dec 13 2011 05:51:13@caffyrelf Well I definitely say 'learnt' & 'spelt', but always balk* at writing them like that. What's the right way? *Or do I mean baulk?
- — Chris McDonald (@CJMcDonald)Tue, Dec 13 2011 05:58:11@caffyrelf I've never made my mind up. I'm a self-confessed luddite, so the "-t" appeals, but I often find myself writing the modern "-ed".
- — Claire Maxwell (@clairemaxwell)Tue, Dec 13 2011 06:09:20@caffyrelf naturally, I write learnt and spelled, but always think to myself "does that look right?" I'm interested to know which you prefer
- — Richard Dixon (@Linguagroover)Tue, Dec 13 2011 06:16:20@caffyrelf I'd have said fruity. I like the shorter, perfectly acceptable forms. Except, except ... 'earnt' is illiterate and not legitimate
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