Spit

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The verb 'to spit' is one of the verbs in American English, which have past tenses that are the same as the present, while in Britain, they have a regular -ed ending. In the UK both past forms, the past tense and the past participle, are spat. In American English, particularly less formal varieties, the past form spit is not uncommon. To use it in British academic writing is wrong.

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