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Old 06-07-2014, 02:28   #1
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How to Conjugate "Heave-To"

Not to be a Grammar Nazi, but I am constantly amazed at how few sailors actually know how to conjugate the word "heave", as in "heave-to".

One thread title recently has the ridiculous non-word "hoving".

This word is slightly confusing -- but only slightly! -- because the past participle of "heave" can be either "heaved" or "hove" according to your taste (in nautical usage mostly "hove").

So here it is:

present indicative

I heave-to
You heave-to
He, she, it heaves-to
etc.

present continuous

I am heaving-to
You are heaving-to
He, she, it is heaving-to
etc.

present perfect

I have heaved-to
or (more nautical): I have hove-to
He, she, it etc.

past

I hove-to
He, she, it etc.


Therefore: To be hove-to.


See: heave verb conjugation in English | Reverso Conjugator
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Re: How to Conjugate "Heave-To"

If heaving becomes hoving, then leaving becomes loving, which is always possible.

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That's "mein" not "mien"
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That's "mein" not "mien"
It's just a mine field really isn't it?

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all this in proper grammar makes me want to heave over the side
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all this in proper grammar makes me want to heave over the side
Then do so, but just don't say that you are hoving when doing it.

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Ha ha ha...When we're on the subject...how about explaining to folks when to use the word lose vs. loose.
Or... you're vs. your.

Then again, if my young relations are any guide...the concept of English, is on the way out. lol
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Two of the most common errors there.

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Two of the most common errors there.

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That's "mein" not "mien"
You mean 'I before E except after...' does not work with German..
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It's just a mine field really isn't it?

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Actually, it's minefield, not mine field. No space.
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