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- earned (Standard US spelling)
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)nt
- (UK, commonly used) simple past tense and past participle of
- Written, this is an uncommon (<0.5% as common as earned in the British National Corpus) but entirely acceptable alternative form of the simple past and past participle earned. This form is, however, more commonly spoken than written. Other verbs which can be conjugated in this way are: learn (learnt), dream (dreamt), spell (spelt).