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Mar 18 2009   1:35PM GMT

Born out or borne out?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
Years ago, futurists predicted that by the 21st century we would all be piloting flying cars. Those predictions have not been _________ so far.
a. born out
b. borne out

Answer: b
Borne out means proven. Both words are past participles of bear but born is only used when the meaning is give birth.

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