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Pled versus pleaded

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Re: Substantial vs. substantive  •  February 14, 2011, 1:40am  •  1 vote

You are probably right, I spoke from observation, not direct knowledge of the rules. I have seen a few "it's" online, and the British writers seemed to use it more consistently and appeared to be well

Re: Substantial vs. substantive  •  February 12, 2011, 1:36am  •  0 vote

It seems the British put the apostrophe in where Americans do not. It looks odd (=wrong) to us, but that's the way they are brought up. They're not going to change, so get used to it.

Re: Substantial vs. substantive  •  July 12, 2010, 11:56pm  •  7 votes

I grew up with "substantial" and noticed just a few years ago reading the newspaper that everyone suddenly started to use "substantive" for EVERYTHING. I don't think I've seen the word "substantial" i

Re: “independence from” or “independence to”?  •  July 24, 2009, 7:28pm  •  0 vote

independence FROM {named object} independence OF {subject}, no named object that subject is independent from; general idea of independence meant. Or as the irregular verb bashers would have it, "me

Re: Why Don’t We Abolish Irregular Verbs and Nouns?  •  July 24, 2009, 6:56pm  •  0 vote

I like irregular verbs. They add color and diversity. And some words have both a regular and irregular form, which are NOT perfectly equivalent. I just left a post about pled versus pleaded before I c