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Burnt, burned, earnt, earned

(6 Posts)
OddSockMonster Thu 09-May-13 20:07:57

When do I use all of these?

MirandaGoshawk Thu 09-May-13 21:22:00

I've looked into this in the past on PC & the upshot was that burnt, earnt etc are UK, and burned, earned etc are US.

HTH

OddSockMonster Thu 09-May-13 21:30:55

I found that a little, looking through, but it seems to be the source of much arguement.

Just thought I'd check really as DS1 is starting to spell things out a little more, it would be nice to be telling him the right thing. I think I'll go with the t at the end, it seemed the first thing that jumped to mind.

somebloke123 Fri 10-May-13 10:35:35

I don't think I have ever come across "earnt".

I would tend personally to use "burnt" to describe the state but "burned" to describe the process but I don't know whether there is any rationale to that.

FuntClaps69 Wed 22-May-13 23:38:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cardibach Sat 25-May-13 22:14:32

I agree with Funt.
It's sort of similar to past/passed.

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