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I was born on 1988.
I was borned on 1988.
Which one is correct among the two?
Present tense: She bears another child every year.
Past tense: She bore me a sister in 1975.
Future passive: How many children will be born in 2010?
(All passive voice tenses use the same past participle.)
I am born. I shall be born. I was born. I shall have been born, etc.
Avangi I shall be bornAvangi, I thought you were already here! Seriously, for the original poster, please note:She has borne twelve kids. (She represents a religion that doesn't believe in contraception.)
Since the latter part of the 18th century, a distinction has been made between born and borne as past participles of the verb bear.
Borne is the past participle in all senses that do not refer to physical birth: The wheatfields have borne abundantly this year. Judges have always borne a burden of responsibility.
Borne is also the participle when the sense is “to bring forth (young)” and the focus is on the mother rather than on the child. In such cases, borne is preceded by a form of have or followed by "by":
Anna had borne a son the previous year.
Two children borne by her earlier were already grown.
When the focus is on the offspring or on something brought forth as if by birth, born is the standard spelling, and it occurs only in passive constructions:
My friend was born in Ohio.
No children have been born at the South Pole.
A strange desire was born of the tragic experience.
Born is also an adjective meaning “by birth,” “innate,” or “native”: born free; a born troublemaker; Mexican-born.
luskay52I was born in 1988.
Anonymous:and it's between the two not among
(Google: four to one!)
I don't know why this link doesn't work here. It works fine on my browsers!
Between vs. Among: Exceptions to the Two/Three Rule(missing image)
One uses "among" when something occurs involving more than 2 people, and between for stuff involving two people. Right?
Hence, one would think that the sentence, "the objective of the workshop is to facilitate discussions between atendees," is grammatically incorrect: shouldn't the phrase be "discussions among antendees" since there will, one hopes, be more than two souls at the workshop?
But no! there are a few exceptions to this rule!
The Dr. Grammar Frequently Asked Questions page
summarizes the exceptions thus, siting other rhetorical sources:
If more than two are involved in a united situation, between is used: 'Between the four of us, we raised a thousand dollars.' If a comparison or an opposition is involved, between is used: 'There was great rivalry between the three colleges. It was difficult to choose between them.'" (Parle-Craig, Ruth, and Vincent Hooper. Barron's 1001 Pitfalls in English Grammar 70)
How bout that, eh?
shashi.mishra5what is the past tense of born?
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