These often mess me up, so I thought I’d share them with you.
This is how to conjugate the verb to sink:
Sink, sank, sunk (I see too often writers using sunk instead of sank):
I had sunk into the water.
(To drink follows the same pattern.)
This is how you conjugate to wake:
Wake, woke, waken (or woken):
I woke up
I had waken (woken).
Or you may choose this route . . .
Awaken, awoke, awaked (or awakened):
I awaken [wake up]
I awoke [woke up]
I had awaked (awakened) [waked up]
Is this starting to get as muddled to you as it is to me? I think I’ve awakened to a sunk feeling . . . I mean, a sinking feeling . . .