I was reading one of my favourite authors and I stumbled across ‘…and she brung it to the….’ “Eeek” I thought while wondering how it had slipped through the editing process.
So off I went to the trusted Oxford dictionary where I discovered that brung is actually a word. Oxford describe it as the past participle of bring. And what is a past participle you might ask? Well it indicates a past or completed action or time and is often called the ‘ed’ form. For example: tailored, combed, walked, or cited.
So I have learnt not one but two things today – firstly that brung is a real word, and secondly what a past participle is.