boughten vs bought : Common Errors in English

About boughten vs bought

“Bought, ” not “boughten,” is the past tense of “buy.” “Store-bought,” a colloquial expression for “not home-made,” is already not formal English; but it is not improved by being turned into “store-boughten.”

boughten Meaning(s)

  • (s) purchased; not homemade

bought Meaning(s)

  • (n) an advantageous purchase
  • (v) obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
  • (v) make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
  • (v) be worth or be capable of buying
  • (v) acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange
  • (v) accept as true

bought in News

  1. Centrica takes 25 percent of British shale gas venture

    LONDON (Reuters) - British utility Centrica said it had bought a 25 percent stake in a venture licensed to explore for shale gas in northern England from Cuadrilla Resources and AJ Lucas for 40 million pounds ($62.8 million). Australian company AJ Lucas said in January it was in talks with energy investors to sell a stake in its Bowland joint venture, and media speculation followed that Centrica ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Why Viacom Should Be Bought on the Dip

    Why Viacom Should Be Bought on the Dip        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Mansion bought for $2.75M was built with toxic drywall

    The toxic Chinese drywall used in one couple's Cudjoe Key luxury dream home has turned into a legal nightmare. A South Dakota man who bought the $2.75 million, 4,300 square-foot mansion on Redfish... read more
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Key West Citizen

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