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Digged vs. Dug: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 19, 2023
Digged is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is dug. Dug refers to past tense of dig, meaning to break up and move soil.

Which is correct: Digged or Dug

How to spell Dug?

Digged is Incorrect

Dug is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember the pattern in similar verbs, like 'run' becomes 'ran'.
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Dec 19, 2023
'Dug' sounds with a short 'u' sound, different from the 'i' in 'dig'.
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Dec 19, 2023
Visualize transforming 'dig' into 'dug' when the action is in the past.
Huma Saeed
Dec 19, 2023
Associate 'dug' with words like 'rug', which also use a 'u'.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 19, 2023
Recall that 'dig' is an irregular verb, so it doesn't follow the regular 'ed' ending.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 19, 2023
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Digged and Dug Definitions

Digged

Digged is an incorrect spelling of dug.
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Dec 08, 2023

Dug

Past tense of 'dig', to have excavated or made a hole in the ground.
They dug a hole for the new tree.
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Dec 08, 2023

Digged

(archaic) dig
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Dec 08, 2023

Dug

Past tense for creating a space by removing dirt.
He dug a trench for the irrigation system.
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Dec 08, 2023

Dug

To have uncovered or found by searching.
She dug up old photos from the attic.
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Dec 08, 2023

Dug

To have moved soil or similar material with a tool.
They dug through the snow to clear a path.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 08, 2023

Dug

To have investigated; searched deeply into a topic.
The journalist dug into the archives for the story.
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Dec 08, 2023

FAQs

What is the root word of dug?

The root word of 'dug' is 'dig'.
Janet White
Dec 19, 2023

What is the verb form of dug?

The base verb form is 'dig'.
Huma Saeed
Dec 19, 2023

What is the pronunciation of dug?

Dug is pronounced as \ˈdəg.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 19, 2023

Which preposition is used with dug?

Prepositions like 'up', 'into', and 'through' are commonly used with 'dug'.
Harlon Moss
Dec 19, 2023

What is the plural form of dug?

The plural form is also 'dug', as in "They dug holes".
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Dec 19, 2023

Which conjunction is used with dug?

Conjunctions such as 'and', 'but', and 'or' can be used with 'dug'.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 19, 2023

Why is it called dug?

'Dug' is the past tense of 'dig', following the pattern of some irregular verbs in English.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 19, 2023

What is the singular form of dug?

Dug is both the singular and plural past tense form of 'dig'.
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Dec 19, 2023

Which vowel is used before dug?

The vowel 'u' is used in 'dug'.
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Dec 19, 2023

Is dug a negative or positive word?

'Dug' is neutral; its connotation depends on the context.
Harlon Moss
Dec 19, 2023

How is dug used in a sentence?

"Dug" is used in a sentence to describe the action of breaking up and moving earth with a tool or machine, or to make a hole or channel by this action. For example: "They dug a hole in the backyard" or "A tunnel was dug under the city."
Harlon Moss
Dec 19, 2023

Is the word dug imperative?

'Dug' is not typically used in the imperative mood.
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Dec 19, 2023

Which determiner is used with dug?

The determiner used with "dug" depends on the context. Common determiners are articles such as "the," "a," or "an," and possessive determiners like "my," "your," "his," "her," "its," "our," and "their." For example, one might say, "The hole was dug" or "His garden was dug."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 19, 2023

Is dug a noun or adjective?

'Dug' is a verb in the past tense.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 19, 2023

Is dug a collective noun?

No, 'dug' is not a collective noun.
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Dec 19, 2023

Is the dug term a metaphor?

'Dug' can be used metaphorically in some contexts.
Janet White
Dec 19, 2023

How do we divide dug into syllables?

'Dug' is a single-syllable word.
Harlon Moss
Dec 19, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in dug?

The entire word 'dug' is stressed, as it's only one syllable.
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Dec 19, 2023

What is the opposite of dug?

The opposite could be 'filled' or 'covered'.
Janet White
Dec 19, 2023

What is the second form of dug?

The second form of "dug" is "dug." It serves as the simple past tense of the verb "dig."
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Dec 19, 2023

Is dug an abstract noun?

'Dug' is a verb, not a noun.
Janet White
Dec 19, 2023

Is dug a vowel or consonant?

'Dug' starts with the consonant 'd'.
Janet White
Dec 19, 2023

How many syllables are in dug?

There is one syllable in 'dug'.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 19, 2023

What part of speech is dug?

'Dug' is a verb.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 19, 2023

What is another term for dug?

Another term could be 'excavated' or 'unearthed'.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 19, 2023

What is the first form of dug?

The first form of "dug" is "dig." This is the base form or the infinitive form of the verb.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 19, 2023

What is the third form of dug?

The third form of "dug" is also "dug." This form is used as the past participle in perfect tenses.
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Dec 19, 2023

Is dug a countable noun?

'Dug' is a verb and not countable.
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Dec 19, 2023

Which article is used with dug?

As a verb, 'dug' typically doesn't require an article.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 19, 2023

Is dug an adverb?

No, 'dug' is not an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 19, 2023
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