Sunday, August 10, 2014

Frequently Misused and Misspelled Words and Phrases, part 92

Wrong: He snuck in through the back window.
Right: He sneaked in though the back window.

Sneak is the past tense of sneak (to move surreptitiously). Snuck is simply a nonstandard variation. It is used quite often in dialog to give the speaker a certain relaxed vibe. But it shouldn’t be used in formal writing.

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