Have you been wondering what the difference is between ‘dreamed’ and ‘dreamt’? And wondering how best to use each word? We’ll answer that in this article, plus we’ll teach you how to use both words correctly in a sentence.
Don’t feel like skimming? Here’s a quick answer. ‘Dreamed’ and 'dreamt' are both the past tense of ‘dream.’ They both mean a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep.
We know that it’s acceptable to use both ‘dreamed’ and ‘dreamt.’
Both words are acceptable past tense forms of the word ‘dream.’
They're both technically correct, but 'dreamed' is the American English spelling of the word. The other version is the British English spelling of the word.
You can use them interchangeably because they mean the same thing if you're going to be writing for a different audience.
As we just discussed, ‘dreamed’ and ‘dreamt’ are both okay to use. That means you can decide which one to use based on your personal preferences or the audience you're writing for.
So what does 'dreamed' and 'dreamt' mean exactly?
According to Merriam-Webster, the words can be defined as a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep, including REM sleep. It can also refer to a daydream, visions you have while awake. A dream also refers to something you hope to have or accomplish in the future.
Synonyms of the word include:
Wondering how to pronounce these words aloud? Here's a short guide:
We’ve covered the definition and meaning and the differences between the words. Let’s look at how to use them in a sentence.
As you can see, these words can be used interchangeably because they mean the same thing.
Now that you know what ‘dreamed’ and ‘dreamt’ mean and how to use them both in a sentence, you can form some sentences of your own. Use the above examples as a guide.
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