learn

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈl3ːrn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/lɝn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(lûrn)


Inflections of 'learn' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
The past form "learnt" is mainly used in UK English. It is correct in US English, but rare. The past form "learned" is correct in both US and UK English.
learns
v 3rd person singular
learning
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
learned
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
learnt
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
learned
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US & UK)
learnt
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
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learn

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. learn [math, the alphabet]
  2. learn a new [language, way]
  3. learning to [swim, read, speak Japanese]
  4. learn to [ignore, love, hate, despise]
  5. learn to be [responsible, respectful, kind]
  6. learn what it means to
  7. learned it [at school, in class]
  8. learn from [each other, life, your parents, the best, class]
  9. learn through [experience, example, doing]
  10. learn as you go
  11. learn [more, something, everything] about
  12. learned of your [past, book, opinions]
  13. learned over [time, the years]
  14. learn what to [do, say] when
  15. learn a (valuable) lesson
  16. learned the hard way (that)
  17. learn [quickly, slowly, gradually]
  18. learn a [poem, song] by heart
  19. learned something (new) today
  20. learn your place in [life, the world]
  21. learned during [the war, my childhood]
  22. [difficult, scary, frustrating] to learn that
  23. is slow to learn
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