Have you been wondering whether to use ‘spreaded’ or ‘spread’? And what is the difference between the two? We’ll cover that in this article, plus teach you how to pronounce the correct one and use it in a sentence correctly.
In short, the difference between the two words is:
Spread is an irregular verb that means the act or process of spreading or the difference between the price a seller wants and what someone is willing to pay for it.
As we just learned, ‘spreaded’ is not a word.
The only correct way to create the past tense form of the word ‘spread’ is to keep it in that same form. It remains unchanged in its past tense form and other forms.
Using ‘spread’ correctly can be tricky for some people because it’s an irregular verb. That means that it doesn’t change the way other verbs change when they change tenses.
For example, when the verb ‘lead’ changes, it turns to ‘led.’
But since ‘spread’ is an irregular verb, the past tense of the word is the same as the present tense of the word.
The Merriam-Webster definition of ‘spread’ is to open or expand over a larger area, to stretch out, or to apply on a surface.
It can also mean to cover or overlay something with, to prepare or furnish for dining, to serve, or to emit.
Other definitions include emit, diffuse, and push apart by weight or force.
Wondering how to pronounce ‘spread’? Here’s a short guide.
Now that you know how to pronounce the word and what it means let’s see some examples of how to use it in a sentence.
To recap, we learned that the difference between the two words is:
Spread is an irregular verb that means the act of spreading or the difference between the price a seller wants and what someone is willing to pay for it.
If you ever get stuck on usage or meaning, you can always come back to refresh your memory. We’ve got a whole library of content on other confusing words you might want to check out, as you might come across them while learning the language.
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