December 19th, 2011

S is for Sentinel

Answer: what is the proper use of 'awakenened' vs 'woke'?

theantipam asked: How do you use "woke" versus "awaken", specifically in the past tense? ("He had woken up in the middle of the night, hungry and cold." vs. "He had awakened in the middle of the night, hungry and cold.")

I picked this question because I didn’t know the answer myself and thought it would be interesting to find out. The short answer is that you can choose whichever one you prefer and retain your meaning. There is, of course, a longer answer, and it’s under the cut.
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