Thought versus Taught – #UseOfEnglish

Use Of English

The words “thought” and “taught” often get mixed up in written English. Today, we have a look at the differences between them:

  • Thought – the past tense of think.
    Example: I thought you wanted us to spend time together tonight.
  • Taught – the past tense of teach.
    Example: I taught him maths in our final year.

Check out the entire Use Of English library for quick clarification with common errors in English usage.


  1. Eye_Bee_Kay March 8, 2015
  2. Moverick March 9, 2015

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