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THE BEST OF THE BLOG – LOVED/BELOVED AND HYPHEN

LOVED OR BELOVED Dear Speak up, I have a question for you: can you explain the difference between ‘loved’ and ‘beloved’? Why do we say ‘my loved ones’ and ‘my beloved friends’? Thanks a lot, Marina Dear Marina, ‘Loved ones’ is modern English and ‘beloved’ (pronounced “bilovid”) is a more archaic form, it’s definitely not […]

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