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Post by calum » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:23 pm

After Itikar's suggestion of three old grammar books aimed at teaching Italian to English speakers, I thought I'd repay the favour with a link to this blog which investigates the etymology of both unusual and everyday English words.

For example, did you know that went is not the past participle of to go but to wend?

There's a lot of interesting material at Inky Fool and I hope you enjoy reading it.


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Post by Itikar » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:51 pm

Bookmarked! :D
Thank you very much, that site looks really cool! *rubs his hands*

No, I didn't know about the past participle of "to go" from another verb. Although now I realise it is quite logical. In fact noe that I think about it, in German ich ging (ging is the past form of gehen 'to go') means "I went (by foot)".

I like English because it is such an unpredictable language. :)
I would be very grateful, if you could please correct my English.

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