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#196988 02/04/11 03:58 PM
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I was thinking about the word flee and became stuck on the past participle...I can say I will flee, I am fleeing, I am about to flee etc but was unable to come up with the past version...the best I could think of was I have fleeed which, although it looks rather good, probably isn't right...I think I probably do know the past participle but cannot remember it at this present moment in time (arghhh!) wonder if any of you can remember what I cannot!


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flew?


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Flown?

I fly, I flew, I have flown many times???


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fled (heh).

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Dang, tsuwm--I finally know something, and you beat me to it! cry wink

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flew, flown, fled all are correct
I'm surprised Bex had to ask or was he just testing us.

I'd better fade away now whistle

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flew, flown, fled all are correct

The simple past and past participle of the verb to flee iare fled; the simple past of the verb to fly is flew and its past participle is flown. Two different and distinct sets of forms.

Interestingly, both verbs flee and fly are homonyms of nouns representing insects fly and flea.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
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I think the confusion might come from the fact that fly is often used metaphorically for flee.

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yeah, flee fly flew.


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laugh Thanks!
It was really beginning to annoy me how I couldn't remember it! (although I did rather like fleeed wink )
Fled it is then...

To flea or not to flea. That is the question...


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