Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dwelled vs. Dwelt

Dwelled vs. dwelt - Grammarist:

In American English, the past tense and past participle of dwell is usually dwelled. In varieties of English from outside North America, dwelt is the preferred form. Both are common in Canadian English.

Both forms are many centuries old, but dwelt has been more common for at least three centuries. The American preference for dwelled is a new development.

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