old and new

Divvy   Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:20 am GMT
Looking at the threads on "fit", I wonder why Americans would keep the old-fashioned "gotten", but then choose to invent a new form of the past of "fit". Any ideas?
Guest   Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:50 am GMT
It's just based on chance. Some new verb forms have been invented by Americans (fit, dove, snuck, etc.) and other ones by Britain (got, burgled, etc.).