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Why don't we use Burnt? #1 (permalink) Mon Mar 29, 2010 13:41 pm   Why don't we use Burnt?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #257 "Irregular Verbs Test (5)", question 4

Thomas's workplace ......... down last week. Now, he's out of a job because the owner didn't have insurance.

(a) burn
(b) burns
(c) burned

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #257 "Irregular Verbs Test (5)", answer 4

Thomas's workplace burned down last week. Now, he's out of a job because the owner didn't have insurance.

Correct answer: (c) burned
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Why don't we use Burnt?

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Why don't we use Burnt? #2 (permalink) Mon Mar 29, 2010 14:08 pm   Why don't we use Burnt?
 

You could; they are alternative spellings.
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