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VERBS, INFLECTIONS OF:-- Past indicative -t for -ted

Past Indicative: -t for -ted. In verbs in which the infinitive ends in -t, -ed is often omitted in the past indicative for euphony.

“I fast and prayed for their intelligence.

“There they hoist us.

“Plunged in the foaming brine and quit the vessel.” Ib. 211.

“When service sweat for duty, not for meed.

“Stood Dido . . . and waft her love
To come again to Carthage.

Compare Hen. VIII. ii. 1. 33; M. of V. iii. 2. 205.

We find "bid" for "bided," i.e. "endured," in

“Endured of (by) her for whom you bid like sorrow.

This is, of course, as natural as "chid," "rid," &c., which are recognized forms. On the other hand, the termination in -ed is sometimes used for a stronger form:

“I shaked.

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