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Largo
04-20-2008, 18:31
Are there any English teachers out there who could conjugate the verb, 'To Dive' ?

beluga
04-20-2008, 18:40
to dive (third-person singular simple present dives, present participle diving, simple past and past participle dived or dove)

dive - Wiktionary (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dive)

"The past tense dove is found chiefly in North American English, where it is used alongside the regular (and earlier) dived, with regional variations; in British English dived is the standard past tense, dove existing only in some dialects. As a past participle, dove is relatively rare. (Cf. Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary; The American Heritage Dictionary; The Cambridge Guide to English Usage)"

reactive
04-20-2008, 18:40
Dive Dove Diven

Largo
04-20-2008, 19:55
I get the feeling of how it works.

"We went diving this weekend. We dove right in. We dived all weekend long."

But, what are the rules???

FishFood
04-20-2008, 20:17
I get the feeling of how it works.

"We went diving this weekend. We dove right in. We dived all weekend long."

But, what are the rules???

Or it could go "We dived right in. We dove all weekend". Both are correct

http://forum.scubatoys.com/scuba-stories-comments-questions-dont-fit-elsewhere/1154-dived-dove.html

reactive
04-20-2008, 20:18
I before E except after C and when sounding like A as in NEIGHBOR and WEIGH and on weekends and holidays and all throughout May and you'll always be wrong no matter what you say!!

scubasamurai
04-20-2008, 20:20
SSDD you can conjugate the verbs all you want hahaha

Largo
04-20-2008, 20:25
I've had enough! I'm just going to speak Latin from now on. To heck with the rest of the world. That's right, to heck with them.

What's that in Latin?

reactive
04-20-2008, 20:29
Pig Latin would get you more girls.

Largo
04-20-2008, 20:33
Yes, and that would be appropriate for the type of girls I usually date.

reactive
04-20-2008, 20:38
It's a win win situation. Try it in buffet lines. Works best there.

Largo
04-20-2008, 20:46
Dude! Get out of my head! Shoney's Sunday Buffet is the best place to meet girls.

reactive
04-20-2008, 20:52
Be careful you don't wind up with a chick that has a mullet. Or that may be local to New Orleans.

Largo
04-20-2008, 20:55
In Homer Simpson's voice...

Mmmmm...Smoked Mullet....

ChrisC
04-20-2008, 23:00
I've had enough! I'm just going to speak Latin from now on. To heck with the rest of the world. That's right, to heck with them.

What's that in Latin?

"illegitimus non carborundum" although not technically correct, gets to the scope and nature of what you are trying to say! :smiley2:

hoobascooba
04-20-2008, 23:43
I get the feeling of how it works.

"We went diving this weekend. We dove right in. We dived all weekend long."

But, what are the rules???




I didn't realize this until I learned German, but in American English - there are no rules, it just is. You learn it that way, and then forget all the rest-like why it's so. We don't know.

RikRaeder
04-21-2008, 04:47
I've had enough! I'm just going to speak Latin from now on. To heck with the rest of the world. That's right, to heck with them.

What's that in Latin?

"illegitimus non carborundum" although not technically correct, gets to the scope and nature of what you are trying to say! :smiley2:

Hey! Here's one for your snappy comeback thread!

I've read that many irregular English conjugations have all ready fallen by the wayside, and that in Jolly Old (England) more and more "American" spellings and conjugations are being accepted such as dived v. (irregular) dove (or even diven!)

Sounder
04-21-2008, 17:38
I have a hard time with "I dove that site" versus "I've dived that site." I may never figure it out.

moosicman
04-21-2008, 20:33
I before E except after C and when sounding like A as in NEIGHBOR and WEIGH and on weekends and holidays and all throughout May and you'll always be wrong no matter what you say!!


I before E exept when it AIN'T!!!

DiverBry
04-21-2008, 21:14
Is the process of diving "divination"??