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Pled vs. Pleaded

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Question: Which do you prefer for the past tense of plead?
Pled - 5 (62.5%)
Pleaded - 3 (37.5%)
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Pled vs. Pleaded
« on: August 31, 2007, 01:43:10 PM »

I need some help from the grammar/speaking police.  Which do you usually use?

For example:
1) Michael Vick pled guilty
2) Larry Craig pleaded guilty
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Re: Pled vs. Pleaded
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 01:46:58 PM »

I guess I do a bit of interchanging where the past tense of plead is concerned, but I think I use "pleaded" more often.
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Re: Pled vs. Pleaded
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 01:56:02 PM »

LOL! I just had a conversation about this yesterday with my father, who is an attorney. His official position is that neither is incorrect, it's a matter of personal preference, and that both are terms that should be avoided whenever possible as it's a stylistic nightmare to conjugate the verb "plead" into past tense in the first place. Take it for what you will.

All that being said, I'll usually use "pled" because it's fewer letters and syllables, and I'm far too busy to waste time on superfluousness.
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Re: Pled vs. Pleaded
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 01:57:36 PM »

Pleaded seems to have become the 'Preferred' manner, and I'm quite certain that's within the last couple of years....
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Re: Pled vs. Pleaded
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007, 02:04:29 PM »

LOL! I just had a conversation about this yesterday with my father, who is an attorney. His official position is that neither is incorrect, it's a matter of personal preference, and that both are terms that should be avoided whenever possible as it's a stylistic nightmare to conjugate the verb "plead" into past tense in the first place. Take it for what you will.

All that being said, I'll usually use "pled" because it's fewer letters and syllables, and I'm far too busy to waste time on superfluousness.

Yes, I suppose you could use a phrase like "he did plead" instead of "he pleaded".   


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Re: Pled vs. Pleaded
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2007, 02:05:40 PM »

Pleaded seems to have become the 'Preferred' manner, and I'm quite certain that's within the last couple of years....

In other words, "pled" is old fashioned.


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Re: Pled vs. Pleaded
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2007, 02:06:22 PM »

So what's your preference, dys?
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Re: Pled vs. Pleaded
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2007, 02:22:37 PM »

I just say "begged".
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Re: Pled vs. Pleaded
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2007, 02:27:49 PM »

I just do what Clive tells me.

Involves a lot of ironing.
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Re: Pled vs. Pleaded
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2007, 02:29:32 PM »

So what's your preference, dys?

Up until a few days ago I always used pleaded.  I thought it was like using "hanged" when referring to "execute by hanging" vs. "that picture was hung well".   Now I'm not sure what to use, so that's the reason for the poll.




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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2007, 02:31:53 PM »

So what's your preference, dys?

Up until a few days ago I always used pleaded.  I thought it was like using "hanged" when referring to "execute by hanging" vs. "that picture was hung well by the well-hung William Hung".   Now I'm not sure what to use, so that's the reason for the pole.

You really are confused. Must have been the "well-hung" reference that was planted in your head. Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2007, 02:35:10 PM »

So what's your preference, dys?

Up until a few days ago I always used pleaded.  I thought it was like using "hanged" when referring to "execute by hanging" vs. "that picture was hung well by the well-hung William Hung".   Now I'm not sure what to use, so that's the reason for the pole.

You really are confused. Must have been the "well-hung" reference that was planted in your head. Cheesy

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Re: Pled vs. Pleaded
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2007, 02:56:12 PM »

Dystopia's smoking poll.
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2007, 03:10:08 PM »

Dystopia's smoking poll.

lmao.  I think I've done irreparable damage to this thread.  Anonymous

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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2007, 03:15:24 PM »

Dystopia's smoking poll.

lmao.  I think I've done irreparable damage to this thread.  Anonymous

And not just this thread.

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