awoke

awoke
 , awaked, awakened
 Two common problems are worth noting:
 1. Awoken, though much used, is generally considered not standard. Thus this sentence from an Agatha Christie novel (cited by Partridge) is wrong: "I was awoken by that rather flashy young woman." Make it awakened.
 2. As a past participle, awaked is preferable to awoke. Thus, "He had awaked at midnight" and not "He had awoke at midnight." But if ever in doubt about the past tense, you will never be wrong if you use awakened.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • awoke — past tense of AWAKE (Cf. awake) (v.), from O.E. awoc; also see AWAKEN (Cf. awaken). The tendency has been to restrict the strong past tense (awoke) to the original intransitive sense of awake and the weak inflection (awakened) to the transitive,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • awoke — [ə wōk′] vt., vi. pt. of AWAKE …   English World dictionary

  • Awoke — Awake A*wake , v. t. [imp. {Awoke}, {Awaked}; p. p. {Awaked}; (Obs.) {Awaken}, {Awoken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Awaking}. The form {Awoke} is sometimes used as a p. p.] [AS. [=a]w[ae]cnan, v. i. (imp. aw[=o]c), and [=a]wacian, v. i. (imp. awacode). See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Awoke — Awake A*wake , v. t. [imp. {Awoke}, {Awaked}; p. p. {Awaked}; (Obs.) {Awaken}, {Awoken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Awaking}. The form {Awoke} is sometimes used as a p. p.] [AS. [=a]w[ae]cnan, v. i. (imp. aw[=o]c), and [=a]wacian, v. i. (imp. awacode). See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • AWOKE — past of AWAKE. * * * past tense of ↑awake, 1 * * * awoke [awoke] [əˈwəʊk] ; [əˈwoʊk] past tense of ↑awake …   Useful english dictionary

  • awoke — [[t]əwo͟ʊk[/t]] Awoke is the past tense of awake …   English dictionary

  • awoke, awaked, awakened —    Two common problems are worth noting:    1. Awoken, though much used, is generally considered not standard. Thus this sentence from an Agatha Christie novel (cited by Partridge) is wrong: I was awoken by that rather flashy young woman. Make it …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • awoke, awaked, awakened —    Two common problems are worth noting:    1. Awoken, though much used, is generally considered not standard. Thus this sentence from an Agatha Christie novel (cited by Partridge) is wrong: I was awoken by that rather flashy young woman. Make it …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • awoke, awaked, awakened —    Two common problems are worth noting:    1. Awoken, though much used, is generally considered not standard. Thus this sentence from an Agatha Christie novel (cited by Partridge) is wrong: I was awoken by that rather flashy young woman. Make it …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • awoke — past and past participle of awake …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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