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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Criminal Sentence 552: Giving Birth to Good Spelling

From a book I'm reading:

"She had even born her lover twins."

"To bear" is a weird verb (I mean, irregular). Here are the tenses/forms:

I/you/they/we bear children.
He/she/it bears children.
I bore two children.
I have borne several children.

5 comments:

DJ Stacey said...

So would it be correct to say, "She borne her lovers twins"?

The Sentence Sleuth said...

"She had borne" or "She bore" is correct. "Borne" is the past participle and goes with an auxiliary verb such as "had."

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