Just like “enquire vs inquire”, two other words that differ in spelling and usage as a result of location are Burnt and Burned. Both are the past tense of Burn but differ in usage in the United States and in the UK.
Burned used to be the only accepted past tense of “burn” but as time went on, people in the United States started adding “t” instead of the “-ed” and it became a norm for them.
As you read through this article, I will explain these two words and help you understand the difference between the two.
It is the past tense of “Burn”. Burn means to set ablaze or to eradicate something unpleasant. The word “burned” came as the addition of “-ed” to the end of the regular verb “burn” explaining something that happened in the past. It is more acceptable in American English as the past tense of burn.
I burned the slightest proof of the case between Sergeant James and Prof Majju.
The only thing that was burned due to the fire outbreak was the wooden chair in front of the iron door.
If I get to the United States, I will tell my teacher to spell “Burned” for me.