19/04/16 Do you know the difference between ‘BORN’ & ‘BORNE’?

e-lesson

To talk about coming into the world at birth, we usually use the passive verb to be born.
Example:
Hundreds of children are born deaf every year.

To give somebody’s place or date of birth, we use the simple past tense was/were born.
Example:
I was born in 1973. (NOT I am born in 1973.)
My parents were born in England.

There is also a verb bear (bore, borne). This verb is most often used in the expression can’t bear (= “hate,” “can’t stand”)
Example:
I can’t bear her voice.

Bear also means to assume or accept (something, such as cost or responsibility).
Example:
The costs shall be borne by the two of them in equal parts.