Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Fit, fitted, fitted

Recently in a post, I explained that many people mistakenly think that the verb "to cast" has a different past tense. It doesn't. The reverse is true of the verb "to fit". They think that it doesn't change. But it does:

Today the shoe fits; yesterday it fitted; in the past it has fitted.

In the Life section of today's Globe and Mail, we read:

The dress looked great on the hanger. It even fit.


This should read:


The dress looked great on the hanger. It even fitted.

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