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Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  February 21, 2012, 7:39am  •  1 vote

@Matthew: Except that pleaded is the both the prevailing usage and older than pled. It's not so much a new hack as commenters claim in this thread but both a throwback and signs of a lesser variant st

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  February 17, 2012, 3:07pm  •  0 vote

Synesis doesn't really bother me, but I do edit it out of American texts especially when it's inconsistently applied. The usage is not, however, an error.

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  February 16, 2012, 5:07pm  •  0 vote

Yes, those are both proper American English as well. The first has a variant (pled, the subject of this thread) that is used in the States, but less often; the second, hanged, is utterly correct on bo

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  February 16, 2012, 11:02am  •  4 votes

Quoting the 2009 edition of a preeminent reference called MODERN AMERICAN USAGE's entry titled PLEADED; PLED; PLEAD (which cites American sources for all those examples pronouncing it a colloquialism

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  February 16, 2012, 9:54am  •  2 votes

Bryan Garner, quoted earlier, author of both Modern American Usage and editor of Black's Law Dictionary for over 20 years, is an excellent guide. Recapping somewhat, for those under the impression tha