learned or learnt

(6 Posts)
Eve Fri 09-Nov-12 10:30:25

Work question...

post a project implementation we conduct a review with all parties to see where things could have gone better etc and any lessons we need to take away for future work.

Is it 'Lessons Learned' or ' Lessons Learnt' ??

monkeymushroom Fri 09-Nov-12 11:40:37

I think either is OK and the only difference is that "learnt" is only used in British English.
OED

nickelrocketgoBooooooom Fri 09-Nov-12 11:41:52

either is okay, but learned is better for writing and learnt for speaking.
if you're using informal writing (rather than an essay for example) then learnt is fine there too.
i would use Learned in your case smile

monkeymushroom Fri 09-Nov-12 11:42:07

Or "chiefly" in British English at least.

VintageRainBoots Mon 19-Nov-12 02:55:46

"Learned" (one syllable, verb) is what we American folks use; British seem to use "learnt".

The adjective "learned" (two syllables, pronounced ler-ned) is the same in both British and American English, if I'm not mistaken.

etchersketch Sat 22-Dec-12 19:44:07

I have always used it as "I learned the script, it was learnt". Like "I burned the toast, it was burnt". Is this right?

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