[Dixielandjazz] language usage - "sprung"

JimDBB at aol.com JimDBB at aol.com
Thu Feb 13 14:18:19 PST 2003

In a message dated 2/13/03 2:00:35 AM Central Standard Time, 
jazzboard at hotmail.com writes:

> Here's one last stab at this "spring-sprang-sprung" business.
> While we all understand that "sprang" is a simple past of "spring" and, 
> even 
> though "sprung" is used as a past participle, many dictionaries list 
> "sprung" as the SIMPLE PAST as well as the past participle.

   Whew!  Charlie , will you step in here and rescue me from this labyrinth.  
 If my income 'shrank', is this a 'simple past' or a ' past participle.'   Of 
if my income has shrunk.......

   Jim Beebe
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