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Is the past tense of beat pronounced the same as the present tense or does it change like read-read(pronounced red)
Present tense - Beat
Past simple- Beat
Past Participle - Beaten
Present Tense - Beat
Past Simple - Beat
Past Participle - Beat
Anonymous:So, if I write "can't be beat" in a poem, people cannot penalize me for grammatical mistick, right?
Anonymous:I'm wondering if -- at least here in the US -- there's a difference in the past participle of "beat" depending on whether you mean to be physically beaten or to be defeated. For example --
I was beaten cruelly by the neighborhood bullies.
I was beat badly in a Scrabble game.
As I'm typing, I'm not convinced that I'm right, but I thought I'd ask.
P.S. I don't actually mean to be anonymous here, but I don't know how to participate in this group. I stumbled across it when I Googled the past participle of "beat."
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