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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 10:29 AM

28. I just read the rule re these words last year:

What I learned is so completely arbitrary and ridic, it just makes me want to protest at the Language Police Station.

Seems that when you show past tense to a verb ****where the emphasis is on the last syllable**** such as Control, you add a second last letter to spell Controlled. But with words like Cancel and Travel where the emphasis is on the first syllable you only tack on the "Ed" at the end.

Whatever. Sometimes I think these grammarians never actually use the language they're always crying about!

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