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What is the difference between 'planed' and 'planned'?

What is the difference between 'planed' and 'planned'?

The words planed and planned are often confused because they have a similar spelling. We'll help you to understand the difference.

Planned means arranged, organized, or done in accordance to a place when used as a verb.

Planed means to glide or soar, to level and smooth a surface when used as a verb.

Planed is also used as an adjective. It means a surface that has been planed.

A good way to remember the difference is Two Ns in Planned make it pronounced with a short A.

Out of the two words, 'planned' is the most common. It appears about 82 times more frequently than 'planed'.



It's easy to confuse words with similar spellings like planned and planed.

Planned is the past tense form of the verb "to plan." It means "organized, made a plan, or arranged."

Planed is the past tense form of the verb "to plane." It can mean "glided or soared, like an airplane." It can also mean "to smooth a surface with a planing tool."

As an adjective, planed refers to a surface that has been planed.

Which is right 'freshly planed pine boards' or 'freshly planned pine boards'?

The right phrase is 'freshly planed pine boards'. These phrases are often confused because they are easy to mistype.

Is the correct expression 'planed deep seismic zone' or 'planned deep seismic zone'?

The correct phrase is 'planed deep seismic zone'. These phrases are often confused because they are easy to mistype.

Which is correct 'planed boards fourteen feet' or 'planned boards fourteen feet'?

The correct phrase is 'planed boards fourteen feet'. These phrases are often confused because they are easy to mistype.

Is the correct expression 'running between planed surfaces' or 'running between planned surfaces'?

The right phrase is 'running between planed surfaces'. These phrases are often confused because of their similar spelling.

Is the correct expression 'planed on both sides' or 'planned on both sides'?

The right phrase is 'planed on both sides'. These phrases are often confused because they look similar.

What's the right phrase 'formerly centrally planned economies' or 'formerly centrally planed economies'?

The right phrase is 'formerly centrally planned economies'. These phrases are often confused because they are easy to mistype.

Which is right 'former centrally planned economies' or 'former centrally planed economies'?

The correct phrase is 'former centrally planned economies'. These phrases are often confused because they have a similar spelling.

Is the expression 'Asian centrally planned economies' or 'Asian centrally planed economies'?

The correct phrase is 'Asian centrally planned economies'. These phrases are often confused because of their similar spelling.

Is the correct phrase 'planned to go to' or 'planed to go to'?

You should use 'planned to go to'. These phrases are often confused because they have a similar spelling.

Should I use 'centrally planned socialist economies' or 'centrally planed socialist economies'?

The right phrase is 'centrally planned socialist economies'. These phrases are often confused because they are easy to mistype.

Some synonyms of planed are: flatted, smoothed, shaved.

Some synonyms of planned are: organized, premeditated, formed, projected, plotted.

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The definitions in this article were adapted from Wiktionary.

Dictionary Definition of planedDictionary Definition of planned

Examples of planed in a sentence

Sulin’s voice was flat as a planed plank.
- The fires of heaven by Robert Jordan
Planed down the cheeks, but you left your mouth alone.
- Memory in death by Nora Roberts; J. D. Robb
Waving many-planed hands, the striders go.
- Iron Council by China Miéville
Nothing else flickered in that planed boyish face.
- The Pale Blue Eye: A Novel by Louis Bayard
The upper side had been roughly planed;
- Shardik by Richard Adams

Examples of planned in a sentence

Not that the born-again virgin thing was planned.
- Breakfast in Bed by Robin Kaye
He’d planned this, just as he’d planned everything else in his life.
- Mystery Bride by B. J. Daniels
I knew he'd planned it that way.
- Cropper's cabin by Jim Thompson
That would make sense!”“Only if you had planned it!”Roy turned sharply.
- A Graveyard for Lunatics: Another Tale of Two Cities by Ray Bradbury
Foreseen, scheduled, planned.
- Grand Junction by Maurice G. Dantec

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