How to Choose the Right Past Tense

A reader wrote to me recently to say his wife claims to have heard TV newscasters use "drugged" as the past tense of "drag." He wanted to know whether I consider this a correct usage. To which I reply: It doesn't matter what I think. The answers are already at your fingertips.

Here's the column I wrote in reply explaining how to find past tense and past participle forms in your dictionary.

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