Question by  Ladymacbeth1980 (86)

Is swum a correct usage of the word swim?

Can I use the word swum in reference to swim.


Answer by  Bashir (19)

Yes -- it is the past participle of the verb to swim. For example: "I have swum laps every morning for three years. "


Answer by  Phil97 (569)

Swum is a correct form for the verb, swim. It must be used when the speaker or writer needs a past participle. It is not the correct form for the past tense of the verb. Therefore, one swam a river, but one has swum the river.

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