Internet Grammar # 1 – Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press

I just read an article about the Millennium Tower which was posted yesterday.
Here you go.
Leaning San Francisco Tower Seen Sinking From Space
by Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press
San Francisco, Novembeer 28, 2016

“The satellite data shows the Millennium Tower sunk 40 to 45 millimeters — or 1.6 to 1.8 inches — over a recent one-year period and almost double that amount — 70 to 75 mm (2.6 to 2.9 inches) — over its 17-month observation period, said Petar Marinkovic, founder and chief scientist of PPO Labs which analyzed the satellite’s radar imagery for the ESA along with Norway-based research institute Norut.”

Well, it may HAVE SUNK, but in the sentence above the correct construction would be, “…. shows the Millennium Tower SANK 40 to 45 …..”

I really don’t get what is so difficult about “sink, sank, sunk”, “drink, drank, drunk”, “swim, swam, swum”, and so on.


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