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I'd use et for past tense if I think about it and thought that was correct.
Thanks for the replies.So you could say 'I et it' and be correct?I find it very odd that she was corrected from 'ate' to 'et' though, surely no-one would think 'et' to be more correct?
I say foe-uhr haid awkward
Neither is incorrect though - it's like forehead/forred
Eat; doing it atm. Doing it in the past, ate.I have heard et, and as part of an accent/dialect it's fine, but correct English (says she, as a Scot) is "ate".
Ooh I'm Scottish! <leaves thread very happy to have an 'out'>
both are correctI use both interchangeably I think
I say et, it's just a different pronunciation of ate to me like live is live /wind is wind - am I wrong probably. . I don't mind, everyone I know does it.
Eat surely not et ?
Ate! Et is a Scottish colloquialism too.
I think ate is the correct thing to say. I sometimes slip the odd Lincolnshire slang in and it becomes et instead.
My son said that he 'et' something earlier, and I corrected him and told him to say 'ate' (to rhyme with mate) instead. My mother was there, and said I was wrong, and that she had apparently always been told at school that she should say 'et' not 'ate'. I'm convinced that if you're speaking properly you'd never say 'et'. Who's right please?
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