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Catched vs. Caught: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sara Rehman || Published on December 22, 2023
Catched is incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is caught. Caught is the past tense and past participle of the verb 'catch'.

Which is correct: Catched or Caught

How to spell Caught?

Catched is Incorrect

Caught is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember 'caught' as the standard past tense of 'catch', similar to 'taught' from 'teach'.
Sara Rehman
Dec 22, 2023
Think of 'caught' rhyming with 'thought', both ending with 'ught'.
Sara Rehman
Dec 22, 2023
Recall irregular verbs like 'catch' often change vowel sounds when in past tense.
Huma Saeed
Dec 22, 2023
Use mnemonic i.e. "You catch a ball, but yesterday you caught it."
Sara Rehman
Dec 22, 2023
Visualize the word 'catch' and replace 'ch' with 'ught' for past tense.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 22, 2023
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Catched and Caught Definitions

Catched

Catched is an incorrect spelling of caught.
Sara Rehman
Dec 03, 2023

Caught

Trapped or ensnared in a situation.
He was caught in a dilemma.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 03, 2023

Caught

Successfully captured or seized.
The thief was caught by the police.
Janet White
Dec 03, 2023

Caught

Became infected or affected.
She caught a cold during winter.
Harlon Moss
Dec 03, 2023

Caught

Perceived or noticed something.
Her singing caught my attention.
Janet White
Dec 03, 2023

Caught

Involuntarily involved or implicated.
He got caught in the rain.
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Dec 03, 2023

Caught

Past tense and past participle of catch.
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Dec 02, 2023

Caught

(cricket) Of the method of being out in which the striker hits the ball and a fielder catches it.
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Dec 02, 2023

Caught

Simple past tense and past participle of catch
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Dec 02, 2023

FAQs

What is the verb form of caught?

The verb form is 'catch'.
Huma Saeed
Dec 22, 2023

What is the root word of caught?

The root word is 'catch'.
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023

Why is it called caught?

It is called caught as it's the past tense of 'catch', following irregular verb patterns.
Sara Rehman
Dec 22, 2023

What is the plural form of caught?

Caught does not have a plural form; it remains 'caught' for both singular and plural subjects.
Harlon Moss
Dec 22, 2023

Is caught an abstract noun?

No, caught is not a noun; it's a verb form.
Harlon Moss
Dec 22, 2023

Which vowel is used before caught?

The vowel 'a' is used before 'ught' in caught.
Harlon Moss
Dec 22, 2023

Is caught an adverb?

No, caught is not an adverb.
Sara Rehman
Dec 22, 2023

What is the pronunciation of caught?

Caught is pronounced as /kɔːt/.
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Dec 22, 2023

What is the singular form of caught?

The singular form is 'caught'.
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Dec 22, 2023

Which preposition is used with caught?

Prepositions like 'in', 'by', and 'with' are used with caught.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 22, 2023

Is caught a vowel or consonant?

Caught is a word, not a vowel or consonant.
Harlon Moss
Dec 22, 2023

Is caught a collective noun?

No, caught is not a collective noun.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 22, 2023

Is the caught term a metaphor?

Caught can be used metaphorically but is not inherently a metaphor.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 22, 2023

What is the opposite of caught?

The opposite of caught could be 'released' or 'escaped'.
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Dec 22, 2023

Which determiner is used with caught?

Determiners like 'the', 'a', or 'an' are used with caught.
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023

What is the second form of caught?

The second form is 'caught' (past tense).
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Dec 22, 2023

What is the third form of caught?

The third form is 'caught' (past participle).
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Dec 22, 2023

Which conjunction is used with caught?

Conjunctions like 'and', 'but', or 'or' can be used with caught.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 22, 2023

Is caught a negative or positive word?

Caught is neutral; context determines its connotation.
Sara Rehman
Dec 22, 2023

Is caught a countable noun?

No, caught is not a noun.
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023

How do we divide caught into syllables?

Caught is a single-syllable word: caught.
Sara Rehman
Dec 22, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in caught?

The entire word 'caught' is stressed as it is one syllable.
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Dec 22, 2023

What part of speech is caught?

Caught is a verb (past tense and past participle).
Harlon Moss
Dec 22, 2023

What is another term for caught?

Another term could be 'captured' or 'snared'.
Harlon Moss
Dec 22, 2023

What is the first form of caught?

The first form is 'catch'.
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023

Is the word caught imperative?

No, caught is not an imperative; it's a past tense verb.
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023

How many syllables are in caught?

There is one syllable in caught.
Harlon Moss
Dec 22, 2023

How is caught used in a sentence?

Caught is used as a verb, e.g., "She caught the ball effortlessly."
Sara Rehman
Dec 22, 2023

Which article is used with caught?

Articles like 'a', 'an', or 'the' are used with caught.
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023

Is caught a noun or adjective?

Caught is a verb (past tense and past participle of catch).
Janet White
Dec 22, 2023
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