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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sneak.

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Examples

  • He planned to escape, and one night ten Malaita boys and one boy from San Cristoval sneaked from the barracks and dragged one of the whale boats down to the beach.

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  • The other low-ranked senior level skaters with no chance at a national title sneaked furtive glances in my direction.

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  • Penn State's defense then forced an Ohio State punt, and Royster promptly went for 3, 10 and 9 yards on his first three carries before Devlin sneaked for a first down at the Ohio State 24.

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  • Eric Perrin sneaked in to poke the puck away, and it skidded right in front of the unguarded net to Pascal Dupuis.

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  • Five players later, Austin sneaked in from inside the one to put Arizona back on top 14-10 with 2: 01 remaining until halftime

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  • After Semin sneaked a shot between Lundqvist's legs to tie it, the Rangers struck back.

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  • At least, my name sneaked into Matt Withers piece on Nick Bourne in today's Wales on Sunday

    Out of the Limelight.

  • At least, my name sneaked into Matt Withers piece on Nick Bourne in today's Wales on Sunday - even if Matt was trying to stir things between me and Nick by implying that we don't see 'eye to eye' on the 'Rainbow Coalition' stuff I've been banging on about.

    Out of the Limelight.

  • From behind the net, Steve Rucchin sneaked the puck past Potvin to Jason Krog, who banged it into an open net from in front at

    NHL - National Hockey League - Anaheim vs. Los Angeles

  • He planned the escape, and one night ten Malaita boys and one boy from San Cristoval sneaked from the barracks and dragged one of the whale-boats down to the beach.

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  • Which is correct: snuck or sneaked?

    Snuck is used in American and Canadian English as the past tense and past participle of sneak, but it is considered non-standard, i.e., ol for dialectal and informal speech and writing. The standard past tense is sneaked. Snuck is relatively new, an Americanism introduced in the late 19th century. The opposite has occurred to the past form of slink. Slunk was long the standard form, but then slinked appeared and is encroaching on slunk. Slinked is considered non-standard. Style guides at some of the biggest newspapers in Canada and the United States - including the Globe and Mail (1998) and the New York Times (1999) - ban snuck. But snuck may tiptoe into more formal writing over the years.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/help/faq/language/g08.html

    January 26, 2012