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Equipt or equipped?

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Hardrockhallelujah · 04/10/2013 22:10

I think I answered my own question when the spell checker came up...

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ilovepowerhoop · 04/10/2013 22:41

equipped (is equipt a word?)

sneezecakesmum · 05/10/2013 20:48

Pretty sure equipt is not a word, unlike equip.

campion · 12/10/2013 16:45

Believe it or not, I have spent many years reading the word 'equiptment' in pupils' work.

I teach Food (and 'every teacher is also a teacher of English' or bloody ought to be) and have gone beyond despair over this. In the end I reasoned that it has something to do with saying 'equipped' and their brains inserting some sort of misplaced logic.

I thought I just had dozy kids to start with but years down the line they're still doing it... and I'm still beating it out of them correcting it.

They also have a tendency to use 'electric whiskers' which always makes me laugh.

CocktailQueen · 12/10/2013 16:55

Yes, equipped. :)

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