- Irregular verbs. Learn them.
- September 27th, 2015
Because if you don't, you could (*Gasps!Shock!!Horror!!!*) change their meaning.
For example, when you've lost or misplaced something, or have come across it by accident yesterday, or last year, or at whatever point in time already gone by, it's quite correct to say that you found something ... because it has already happened; it's in the past .
However, if you're coming across that same something unexpectedly, or are in the process of discovering the item, you find it ... because it's happening right now; it's in the present.
Now, founding something means that you are creating or establishing something new. Having done so in the past means you founded it.
Ergo, Harry Potter can find the Room of Requirement (or has found it last week), but didn't found it today. (Note, too, the different auxiliary verbs.) The words may look identical at first glance and therefore seem interchangeable, but (*more Gasps!Shock!!Horror!!!*) they're not.
That is all.
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