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#129697 06/24/04 12:53 AM
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Heard a newsreader on the state owned national broadcaster use "forfeit" in a manner that set me wondering. Whilst standards have slipped over the years, the majority of us Aussies expect the newsreaders on this station to use the Queen's English.

He said, "Mr so-n-so forfeit the goods to the Crown last April."

The unwashed such as myself would've said, "...forfeited the goods..."

Who's correct?

stales


#129698 06/24/04 11:51 AM
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the majority of us Aussies expect the newsreaders on this station to use the Queen's English.

Why, I did't know Priscilla could speak! Wow, you learn something new every day here ...


#129699 06/24/04 01:09 PM
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The forfeit happened in the past - so is past tense; therefore you are right.




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