shrunk vs shrank

Here’s another instance where pop culture has led us astray.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids should actually be Honey, I Shrank the Kids.

shrank is the past tense of the verb “shrink” (it has already happened)

I shrank your favorite sweater in the dryer.

shrunk is the past participle of “shrink” (it requires a helping verb “have” or “has”)

I have shrunk your favorite sweater in the dryer.

So it could have been; Honey, I Have Shrunk the Kids.

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About LA Clark

What if the only requirement to get into heaven is, in fact, good grammar? You should all be thanking me for trying to save your eternal souls from damnation!

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