Hi..

She has cleant her room.
She has cleaned her room.

Is "cleaned" the past participle of "clean"?
I have many native speakers use "cleant". I could be wrong.
Thanks

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The Grammar Exchange has not been able to locate "cleant" in any of its many text references or in the online concordancer that we often consult.

However, a search on Google provides several examples of "cleant." Here are some of them:

"¢ Also, using /tmp ensures that garbage is periodically cleant by the system.

"¢ x86 based systems with gcc (please send in your binaries!) I cleant up the API and there have been some changes e.g.:

CLEANT [klënt], ˜ cleaned ˜ ; ran. (from a web page entitled "A Vocabulary of the Anglo-Manx dialect)

"¢ "Whilst us was little, slave chillun didn't have much wuk to do. De littlest ones just picked up trash when de yards was bein' cleant up and done easy"

"¢ ˜Haldi' as we call it in Hindu customs). Ingredients: 1 Kg Mutton (tender or Lamb), cubed, cleant and washed, 1/2 Kg Ashgourd, cleant, cubed and washed

"¢ bug - automatic generated material should be cleant

"¢ "My fellow Goans, we all need to revolt and stop this madness. In the month of October, Gandhi Jayanti, it is a pity that the Gandhian philosophy of self reliance has evaporated. Have we forgotten how Gandhi cleant his own latrines and swept his own garbage away? "

So, to answer your question: the word "cleant" does exist, but it seems to be used only in very specialized contexts or places. Usually, "cleaned" is the past participle of "clean."

Rachel

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