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Which form should be used for the past tense "freezed" or "frozen" or are both acceptable?

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This is General Reference. What possible "real-world" problem could OP have that wouldn't be answered by any dictionary? –  FumbleFingers Nov 7 '13 at 19:14

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Is the state something is in after it freezes. Not the past tense.

That water is frozen.



Is the past tense.

We froze the water, so now it is frozen.

And Freezed is simply wrong, to the best of my knowledge.

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I wonder though if it might be used akin to "broad-casted" and "flied out". I see it a lot in association with technology. –  NateMPLS May 6 '11 at 0:47

From Princeton University: http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definitions/Freezed (Ignore this line, this is just to satisfy the stupid minimum character requirement.)

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As links tend to go bad, you should provide a relevant quote— and then you wouldn't need filler text, either. –  choster Nov 8 '13 at 1:23
And it did go bad –  mplungjan Oct 19 '14 at 6:26

Froze is the past tense of freeze and frozen is the past participle. Freezed, while occasionally used, is incorrect (even my spellcheck is flagging it).

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Commonly used? I've only heard small children use "freezed". –  Matthew Read May 5 '11 at 20:03
@MatthewRead half a million hits on google... maybe not that common. –  snumpy May 5 '11 at 21:28
Google's numbers aren't reliable. I can't find a good article I read about it recently, but here's an example of numbers varying wildly. As well, a lot of the results seem to be talking about the error, or using it for SEO, etc. I would also expect non-native English speakers to use it, since it would be a natural word to form if you didn't know. –  Matthew Read May 5 '11 at 21:35
@MatthewRead I'm sorry that my word choice has caused such distress. I have duly modified my answer. –  snumpy May 5 '11 at 23:10

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