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Strided or strode?

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Middleoftheroad Sat 11-Nov-17 18:16:47

He strided across the room
or
He strode across the room?

PuppyMonkey Sat 11-Nov-17 18:17:25

Strode.

Middleoftheroad Sat 11-Nov-17 18:42:31

Thanks - it's just I heard our English tutor say this today to my son (11).

It was the first lesson and he also referred to 'them' boys angry. One slip, fair enough, but I wasn't familiar with strided in that sense.

shhhfastasleep Sat 11-Nov-17 20:49:51

Not even sure strided is a word. Although it might have been one our ancestors used and dumped.

ozymandiusking Sat 11-Nov-17 20:57:54

Strode and those

Middleoftheroad Sat 11-Nov-17 22:01:42

Guessing that saying strided is like saying he rided - as opposed to he rode!

Jayfee Sat 11-Nov-17 22:05:19

surely strided and rided don't exist?

Eolian Sat 11-Nov-17 22:06:12

Strode. No such word as strided.

Pollaidh Sat 11-Nov-17 22:11:56

Strode, and those.

You might want to rethink that English tutor.

KickAssAngel Sat 11-Nov-17 22:16:57

This doesn't belong in pedants' corner. It belongs in plain & simple just WRONG corner, along with that tutor.

Littlewhistle Sat 11-Nov-17 22:19:26

Strode - definitely, Never heard anyone say strided

Middleoftheroad Sun 12-Nov-17 18:59:34

Thanks. I heard him say "strided" but did not want to correct him.

I looked at my son's notes today and saw that the tutor had written down 'strided' also!

AuntieStella Sun 12-Nov-17 19:04:14

It's 'strode'

But the irregular past tenses are - usually - found only in the commonest verbs (where the Anglo-Saxon conjugated forms lingered because they were used so much). Which got me wondering why 'stride' fossilised it's ancient form. As did 'run'. But not other locomotion.

AuntieStella Sun 12-Nov-17 19:05:48

"This doesn't belong in pedants' corner."

Why on earth not? Pedants' Corner is the place for all those who love language and love discussing it.

Shitty posters who insult others and derail based on grammar are seriously not welcome here!!

EmilyDickinson Sun 12-Nov-17 19:08:03

I love the way Anglo Saxons changed tense by changing the vowel. Sing, sang, sung. Ring, rang, rung. It's so musical.

MollyHuaCha Sun 12-Nov-17 19:09:36

Stride, strode, stridden.

(Never heard anyone ever say stridden though, even autocorrect wants to change it)

AuntieStella Sun 12-Nov-17 19:15:37

You do get 'bestrid' in Shakespeare - as in Cleopatra describing Anthony's legs. So usage was (perhaps) still in flux in early modern English.

Also, is it possible that it fossilised because it rhymes with 'ride' - a way commoner verb

Middleoftheroad Wed 15-Nov-17 18:53:28

Do you think I should give the tutor another chance or is this just unacceptable?

Ttbb Wed 15-Nov-17 18:55:11

Dear god, just please don't use that tutor, he'll do more harm than good.

Middleoftheroad Wed 15-Nov-17 18:57:34

That's what I'm worried about, but wondered if I waa being a bit harsh on his first lesson hmm

OlennasWimple Tue 21-Nov-17 00:08:52

This is unacceptable from most people; from an English tutor it's practically a capital offence

shouldwestayorshouldwego Tue 21-Nov-17 00:11:52

Would drive me mad. Would drop them.

shhhfastasleep Tue 21-Nov-17 06:08:31

If you can drop the tutor, do so.

saladdays66 Wed 22-Nov-17 12:33:32

Strided and them?? Drop the tutor. What are their qualifications? Have never heard 'strided' in any sense...

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