Posted by: Margaret Rouse
dive, dove, past tense, verbs
Which is correct?
As soon as I got the assignment, I ______ in.
Answer: Both A and B are correct.
Some grammar experts believe that the only acceptable past-tense form of the verb dive is dived. In recent years, however dove — which is commonly used in speech — has made its way into the dictionary and is deemed by most style guides to be an acceptable word choice for written English.