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“Dove” or “Dived”

The verb “dive” has both an irregular and regular form. You can use both and both are correct. Speakers in North America use dove while the British seem to prefer dived. “Dived” is the traditional past tense and past participle of “to dive,” but “dove” has crept in over the last two centuries — particularly in the US. […]

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“round” vs “around”

Around and round are prepositions or adverbs and they are interchangeable. We use around and round when we refer to movements in circles or from one place to another. Around and round can both be used.  One of the differences between American and British English is the usage of the words round and around. Americans use around in contexts in which most British speakers prefer round. One of the differences between American and […]

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“betcha” meaning

It is a short form of “bet you“: meaning that you are very sure about something. It represents the sound of the phrase bet you when it is spoken quickly or it is used especially in the phrase you betcha as an enthusiastic way of saying “yes” Examples: I betcha some of them even considered leaving the team. A: “Hey Frank, do you want to come with us to the movies?” B: “You betcha I do!” The difference between you betcha and I betcha? I betcha is colloquial for I bet […]

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