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Would you like to hear me plead with you?
Can you hear my pleas? (plural)
I have pleaded so many times.
I have pleaded my case.
Have you heard my pleas? (plural)
I pleaded my case.
I will continue to plead my case.
I pleaded with them to listen.
The prosecutor pleaded the case.
He pled guilty to the charges. (Ultimately, this is incorrect in both American English and British English. Go figure! ***Refer to Grammar Girl Link below.)
"Please, don't do that again," she pleaded. (past tense)
"I beg you to open up to me," her mother pleads. (present tense — and should NOT be 'her mother pleas' in this sentence — ever)
All of the above sentences are correct.
Plead / Pleaded / Pled / Plea / Pleas
Past Tense / Present Tense / Plural
Sometimes, what we are used to 'hearing' isn't always correct. And just because a word ends with the letter 'd' (such as 'plead') doesn't mean it isn't used in the present tense.
(***More on Plead vs Pled on Grammar Girl: http://tinyurl.com/kuz499z)
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