Sunday, November 11, 2007

Past Participles

Write, wrote, written
Smite, smote, smitten
Ride, rode, ridden
Stride, strode, stridden

I came across the word "stridden" used in a story the other day, and I was taken quite by surprise. But I suppose it is correct.

Then there is "bedridden." What is the derivation of that?

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