Spoilt and Spoiled??

What is the difference between Spoilt and Spoiled. What sort of sentence would you use either of them in? Thanks a lot.

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  • Both are tenses of the verb “To spoil”

    “Spoilt” is the past tense and has been progressively supplanted by “spoiled” in the US but is still commonly used in England.

    “Too many cooks spoilt the broth”

    “Spoiled” is the past participle.

    “They have spoiled that child.”

    “Spoilt” is also an adjective.

    “Mary is a thoroughly spoilt child”

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    Spoilt and Spoiled??

    What is the difference between Spoilt and Spoiled. What sort of sentence would you use either of them in? Thanks a lot.

  • They can both be used as past tense or past/passive participle.

    Spoilt is typical of UK that is why most people from US would even say there isn’t such a word. If in US – go for spoiled, if in UK – spoilt is perfectly correct.

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  • Both are past tense and past participle forms of TO SPOIL, and mean the exact same thing. ‘Spoilt’ is more archaic and its usage is falling out of fashion gradually. ‘Spoiled’ is considered more mainstream/polished, particularly in the U.S. The past participle form is used as an adjective to provide a description. (This is the rule for all adjectives derived from verbs.)

    Examples of other verbs with the same quirk, that are still in use today: learnt and learned, and (quite archaic) smellt and smelled.

  • they’re both the same thing; past tense and past participle of the verb spoil. spoiled tends to be used more in the UK, and spoiled in the US.

    spoilt [spoilt]

    –verb

    a pt. and pp. of spoil.

  • Hi S. All the above answers are wrong.

    Spoilt is the past and past participle of spoil, e.g. The meat was spoilt.

    Spoiled is the past tense of an action, e.g. I spoiled the meat when I cooked it.

  • you spoilt the child. You have spoiled the child.

    The meal is has been spoilt by her incompetence.

    The meal has been spoiled by adding gravy.

  • ive just had a look in the oxford dictionary and it looks like you can use either…”spoilt for choice”

    hope this helps

    laura x

  • If your spoilt then you get loads all the time. If your spoiled it either means 1. You have been ruined or 2. You used to be spoilt.

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