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Dived vs. Dove - Past Tense of Dive
Greg - 12/17/2014 9:04 AM
Category: Survey
Replies: 46

What do you use as the past tense of the word "dive"? Dived, Dove or something else?

"We dived together last weekend."
"We dove together last weekend."

Here’s what Google says: "Both dived and dove are standard as the past tense of dive. Dived, historically the older form, is somewhat more common in edited writing, but dove occurs there so frequently that it also must be considered standard: The rescuer dove into 20 feet of icy water."
Diving_Granpa - 2/27/2018 4:15 AM
[Choose #1] Dove is a bird. Check it out in the OED :)
DPScuba - 12/08/2015 4:50 PM
[Choose #2] both are technically correct but only one sounds correct.
NEdiver - 4/30/2015 1:32 PM
[Choose #3] Got wet
Chappy - 12/29/2014 2:03 AM
[Choose #1] I was taught several things when I was on a dive club staff teaching students Open Water courses. That was that it’s not "dove", it’s "dived", there not "flippers" they’re "fins" and there is no such thing as "diving goggles" it’s a "mask"!
Anonymous - 12/25/2014 10:44 PM
[Choose #3] Put on alot of gear and got real wet.
uwlover4u - 12/20/2014 8:09 AM
[Choose #3] "went diving or gone diving" as in I went diving last week or I have gone diving on that wreck.
Eric_R - 12/17/2014 6:57 PM
[Choose #2] Dove seems to be the most common. Otherwise "We did a dive last weekend".
Btrax - 12/17/2014 1:31 PM
[Choose #2] or sunk completely lol
dalehall - 12/17/2014 9:38 AM
[Choose #1] I use both, but I tend to use "dived" more often. If I want to use "proper" English I’ll say "have dived" instead of my normal Southern, "done dove." :)
LatitudeAdjustment - 12/17/2014 9:32 AM
[Choose #2] I’ve seen spell checkers red line "dove" but that’s what I’ve always used