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Past tense: Is it “Dived” or “Dove”

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Eric Sedletzky, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: New York, New York
    Ya would if you were Scottish.
  2. covediver

    covediver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Alaska
    In college, I argued with an English major about this insisting that it was "dived". He was adamant that it was "dove." We fighted about it and I won. :)
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  3. JMBL

    JMBL Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: France
    Guys, an extract from the "Oxford English Dictionnary" (software version), which should settle the question : verb ( past dived or dove |dōv|; past part. dived) [ intrans. ]

    As far as I'm concerned (non native speaker) I've noticed 'dove' only in the writings or speech of former North american pro divers (ex Navy or ex Commercial).
  4. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Orca

    What'cha do bringing One True Dictionary into this, next your gone tell us a bout 'em grammers and pincturations too.

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