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Sank or sunk

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by buckweaver, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    "Stephen Ames sank a 3-foot birdie to win the Skins Game in a playoff."


    "Stephen Ames sunk a 3-foot birdie to win the Skins Game in a playoff."

    Conflicting opinions in this office and in Webster's. What's the answer, y'all?
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Sank. Use sunk only when other verb forms are attached.
  3. Jeff Gluck

    Jeff Gluck Member

  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Sunk it is. Thanks guys. ;)
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Wiseass. :D
  6. what about sunken? or sanken? lol
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    How about "drained"
  8. KP

    KP Active Member

    You sank my Battleship!
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Mizzou sank to a new low on the Jemele Hill thread.

    Mizzou's stature within the SportsJournalists.com community has sunk lower than a midget in a limbo line.
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Both examples are correct.

    Well done and well played, Ace.
  11. LazyReporter

    LazyReporter Member

    When in doubt, use "made."

    It's more grammatically correct anyway. A putt doesn't sink, the ball does.
  12. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member


    BTW, I hate sneaked. It's snuck.
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