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Blended 32 94.12%
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I use both "blended" and "blent" 1 2.94%
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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Which past tense of "blend" do you use?

Which past tense of "blend" do you use?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 06:02 PM
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Because "blent" isn't a word, I use "blend."
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Because "blent" isn't a word, I use "blend."
Agree with ya there!
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Actually it is, look it up in the dictionary. Both blended and blent are valid.
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Another English teacher checking in! I wanted to tell you that Lola is right. But I checked, and it is acceptable. I have never seen it or heard it used in my life. If you use it, of course, most people will silently think you don't speak well; others will come right out and tell you. However, if you still want to use it, you will be correct. It wouldn't be worth it to me.

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Blended here.
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-15-2005, 08:47 PM
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As a rule, dictionaries not only list actual words, but also "words" that are accepted in casual conversation. This is why "ain't" made it into the dictionary. It's not an actual word, but is common in everyday language. This is probably why nonesense like "blent" is in the dictionary, as well.
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Sounds like something Dawn does in her kitchen,
alongside the burnt toast.
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I guess it's no worse than people saying, "They hung the murderer." Back to pet peeves, the correct term is "They hanged the murdererl" "He hung up his coat" is acceptable. I doubt that a small dictionary would differentiate.

The word "gotten" is also incorrect, but is used more often than the proper past perfect, "got," and is, unfortunately, listed. The correct term is, "He had got the jeans for his birthday."


One of my professors said that we can blame the mother country for "gotten." One child, he said, told his teacher that the sentence on the blackboard was wrong. "You're correct, James," said the teacher."What is Ian's mistake?"

James proudly answered, "He's putten putten where he oughta putten put." I can't forget that. It's so droll that I think it's an excellent example for students--or adults! Easy to remember. Got is in the same family!




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