RE: Past tense of beat? page 2

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Hi, Anonymous -- I think it would be correct to use "beaten" in both your sentences.

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Anonymous:
no it changes .... its beat in the past and beat in the present
Anonymous:
thx
Anonymous:
That is how I showed up here also. My English training tells me the past part. should be beaten. However in US and in parts of Canada I hear the word beat used frequently. In my mind that doesn't tell me it's correct, just that people more frequently drop the correct use of the word.
Anonymous:
nope...it will be pronounced as (bet)
Anonymous:
Past Participle should be 'beaten'..
Anonymous:
nona the britThe pronunciation of beat does not change.

I am a little confused

In sentences like "He beat her to death" won't the pronunciation be 'bet'?
Anonymous
nona the britThe pronunciation of beat does not change.
I am a little confusedIn sentences like "He beat her to death" won't the pronunciation be 'bet'?
No. I will sound like beet either way.

Unlike read, which does change from reed to red in pronunciation, I will beat the drum tomorrow and I beat the drum yesterday sound exactly the same. It does NOT sound like bet.
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Anonymous:
yes it is pronounced same as in present tense beat
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