I'm confused by the past form of the verb "to learn". Should I use "learned" or "learnt"?
I don't understand the difference between the two forms "learned" and "learnt". Or they are both correct? Could you help me please
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They are both correct. It's just a matter of spelling and standardisation. In British/UK its "learnt". While in American /US its "learned".
Both are correct. It just varies on the type of audience you are addressing. In the US, learned would be precise whilst Learnt would be for the UK.
Hello Actually both are admitted Best Regards
Both are correct the only difference is that learnt is the british way to say it while learned is the american way
Both are correct , learned is more common due to standard American rules of spelling.
Either way it is correct. Learned, as in British English. Learnt, as in American English.
Both are correct form you can use what you want if you want to write american sentance then you use 'learned' otherwise you can use 'learnt' this is for British English.
Both forms are correct it is just a matter of the difference in spelling. UK it's 'learnt' and US is 'learned'.
Besides differences in the spellings as per BrE & AmE, 'learned' can be used as an adjective too for a person who is knowledgeable while 'learnt' is always used as the 3rd form of verb for 'learn'.
Both of them are correct. Its just the matter of different standards that are followed like UK and US. Learnt is used in UK whereas 'learned' is used in US.
Both are correct forms of the past tense and past participle of the verb "learn". "Learned" is commonly used in American English. "Learnt" is used in British English.