"babysit" zero preterite

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 25 21:21:29 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 2:31 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> babysat

So, the claim is that _babysat_ is *not* - or is no longer - the
standard Past of _babysit_? Clearly, I've been alive much too long. I
didn't need to live long enough to see this happen.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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