I Have Wended to the Market?

January 28, 2013

Why do some speakers say “I have went” instead of “I have gone”? LSA English Professor Anne Curzan reveals how we often try to create regularity with irregular verbs. Particularly she explores how the defective verb “go” took the place of “wend” and ended up with an incongruous past tense.

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Video production by Natalie Condon.

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