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Which is correct?

I haven't drank a soda in years.

I haven't drunk a soda in years.


I'm leaning toward the second, but neither sounds exactly right to me. Or maybe it's -

I haven't drinkened a soda in years.

- but probably not.
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Drunk is a noun?

"She's a drunk."

An adjective?
"She drank til she was drunk."
Is "drunk" an adjective in that sentence?

Similar is:
Thought vs thunk.
Dreamed vs dreamt.

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ralph
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“It's unpleasantly like being drunk."
"What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"
"You ask a glass of water.”

-- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

"Drunk" is a condition, not an action. A glass of vodka can be drunk (so the glass is now empty). A person can be drunk. But the person is drunk because they drank the glass of vodka.
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Which is correct?

I haven't drank a soda in years.

I haven't drunk a soda in years.


I was going to say.... "I haven't had soda to drink in years." But I can hear people saying "I haven't drunk a soda in years," regardless of it's being incorrect.

But then I decided to google the question. And guess what? There's actually an answer to it.

“He hasn't drunk” is correct. The form “drunk” is the past participle of the verb “drink” and is used with the present perfect and past perfect (“hasn't” and “hadn't”) tenses. The form “drank” is the simple past of the verb “drink” and is not used with the perfect tenses. “Drink” is present.

https://www.quora.com/I-havent-drank-or-drunk-my-morning-cof...

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This is a no- brainer.
Drunk is the past participle of drink, so "I haven't drunk" is the only correct choice.
Touches on one of my pet peeves... people who say "I should have went". My English teacher would have rapped me sharply on the knuckles if I had said it in her class. But Americans are not very fussy about their grammar.
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But Americans are not very fussy about their grammar.

SOME Americans—not all, thank goodness!! ;-)

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But Americans are not very fussy about their grammar.

Sheila:
SOME Americans—not all, thank goodness!! ;-)

TBH I put it down to cultural differences. Americans are pretty smart as a people (stereotypes notwithstanding). They are just not brought up to regard correct grammatical speech to be as important as other cultures think. They are very practical people - if the other person understands you then you have done your job of communicating.
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