#GrammarSeries- Which is correct ‘lit’ or ‘lighted’?

 

Grammar concept with toy dice

Have you realised that ‘light’ has two forms of past tense? Yes, it does. Lit or lighted can be used interchangeably as past tense verbs or as past participle for this word.

Lighted is what we call a regular verb because you make it past tense by adding -ed to the end. Lit is what we call an irregular verb because you change the spelling to make it past tense; you don’t just add -ed.

Take a look at these examples

I lit a match.
I lighted a candle.

The room was lit by the flame.
The room was lighted by the flame.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s