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Faught vs. Fought: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on December 1, 2023
"Faught" is incorrect, while "fought" is correct. Fought is a past tense of fight, meaning to have taken part in a physical or verbal conflict.

Which is correct: Faught or Fought

How to spell Fought?

Faught is Incorrect

Fought is Correct

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Key Differences

Recall "fought" and "thought" rhyme, both with "ought."
Huma Saeed
Dec 01, 2023
Use mnemonic i.e. “FOUGHT - FOes UGht to Have Tussled.”
Harlon Moss
Dec 01, 2023
Associate "fought" with "ought," as in a moral obligation, reflecting the seriousness of fighting.
Janet White
Dec 01, 2023
Think of "fought" as related to "fight," where "i" changes to "ou" in the past tense.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 01, 2023
Remember "fought" has the same "ough" as "bought," both past tense verbs.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 01, 2023
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Fought Definitions

Struggled in a non-physical sense.
She fought against prejudice all her life.
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Nov 23, 2023
Engaged in combat or struggle.
They fought bravely in the battle.
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Nov 23, 2023
Used in describing past conflicts or wars.
He fought in World War II.
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Nov 23, 2023
Resisted or struggled against something.
He fought the urge to procrastinate.
Janet White
Nov 23, 2023
Engaged in a competitive match, especially in boxing.
The boxers fought for the championship title.
Harlon Moss
Nov 23, 2023
Past tense and past participle of fight.
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Nov 23, 2023
Simple past tense and past participle of fight
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Nov 23, 2023

FAQs

Why is it called fought?

It's called "fought" from the Middle English "foughten," past tense of "fight."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 01, 2023

Which vowel is used before fought?

The vowel "o" is used in "fought."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 01, 2023

What is the root word of fought?

The root word is "fight."
Harlon Moss
Dec 01, 2023

What is the singular form of fought?

The singular form is "fought."
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Dec 01, 2023

What is the pronunciation of fought?

Fought is pronounced as /fɔːt/.
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Dec 01, 2023

Which preposition is used with fought?

Prepositions like "against," "for," and "over" are used with "fought."
Janet White
Dec 01, 2023

Is fought a negative or positive word?

"Fought" is generally neutral; its connotation depends on the context.
Harlon Moss
Dec 01, 2023

What is the plural form of fought?

The plural form is also "fought," as it is a verb form.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 01, 2023

Is fought a noun or adjective?

Fought is a verb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 01, 2023

What is the verb form of fought?

"Fought" is the past tense of the verb "fight."
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Dec 01, 2023

How is fought used in a sentence?

Example: "She fought hard to overcome her challenges."
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Dec 01, 2023

Which conjunction is used with fought?

Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used with "fought."
Janet White
Dec 01, 2023

Which article is used with fought?

Articles are not typically used directly with "fought" as it's a verb.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 01, 2023

What part of speech is fought?

"Fought" is a verb (past tense of "fight").
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 01, 2023

What is the opposite of fought?

The opposite of "fought" could be "surrendered" or "yielded."
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Dec 01, 2023

Which determiner is used with fought?

Determiners are not typically used with "fought" as it's a verb.
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Dec 01, 2023

What is the first form of fought?

The first form is "fight."
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Dec 01, 2023

What is the second form of fought?

The second form is "fought."
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Dec 01, 2023

Is fought an adverb?

No, "fought" is not an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 01, 2023

Is fought an abstract noun?

No, "fought" is a verb, not a noun.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 01, 2023

Is fought a vowel or consonant?

"Fought" is a word, not a vowel or consonant.
Janet White
Dec 01, 2023

Is fought a countable noun?

"Fought" is a verb, so the concept of countability does not apply.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 01, 2023

How many syllables are in fought?

There is one syllable in "fought."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 01, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in fought?

The entire word "fought" is stressed as it's a single syllable.
Janet White
Dec 01, 2023

What is the third form of fought?

The third form is "fought."
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 01, 2023

How do we divide fought into syllables?

Fought is a single-syllable word, not divided.
Janet White
Dec 01, 2023

Is fought a collective noun?

No, "fought" is not a collective noun.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 01, 2023

Is the fought term a metaphor?

"Fought" can be used metaphorically to describe non-physical struggles.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 01, 2023

Is the word fought imperative?

"Fought" is a past tense form, so it is not imperative.
Sawaira Riaz
Dec 01, 2023

What is another term for fought?

Another term for "fought" is "battled" or "contended."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 01, 2023
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