Common mistake spoked (spoke/spoken)

Common Mistake: "Spoked" (Spoke/Spoken)

One common mistake that native English speakers often make is using the word "spoked" instead of "spoke" or "spoken." Both "spoke" and "spoken" are correct forms of the verb "speak," depending on their usage in a sentence.

Usage of "Spoke"

The word "spoke" is the simple past tense of the verb "speak." It is used to describe an action that happened in the past and is no longer happening in the present.

For example:

  • I spoke to my boss about the upcoming project yesterday.
  • She spoke to her friend on the phone for an hour.

Usage of "Spoken"

On the other hand, the word "spoken" is the past participle of the verb "speak." It is used in conjunction with helping verbs to form various tenses and moods.

For example:

  • I have spoken to my boss about the upcoming project.
  • She had spoken with her friend before the meeting started.

It is important to note that "spoken" is used in passive voice constructions or when forming perfect tenses.

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spoked (spoke/spoken) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    I have spoked to Tom.

    I have spoken to Tom.

  • Incorrect:
    I spoked to Tom.

    I spoke to Tom.

  • Incorrect:
    He has spoked Russian.

    He has spoken Russian.

  • Incorrect:
    He spoked Russian.

    He spoke Russian.

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