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A Study on the ClassⅢ of the English Strong Verbs in the 15th CenturyHwang, Soon-TaeThe writer has two hypotheses in this paper : the first is that many verbs of ClassⅢ could not survive their Strong Verb inflections in the 15th century and the second is that if a high percentage of Strong Verbs of ClassⅢ did not survive in the 15th century, then the duration of Middle English (1150-1500) which Baugh asserted must be converted. According to the writer's study, the Strong Verbs (ClassⅢ only) survived 94.6% of their inflections in the 14th Century. But this study of the writer indicates that the rate of Strong Verbs (ClassⅢ only) of Old English survived in the works of 15th century is only 40.4%. This study proves the hypotheses of the writer. The writer can say that only 5.4% of Strong Verbs(ClassⅢ only) of Old English lost their inflections completely from 1150 to 1400, which was the year of Chaucer's death, but 54.2% of Strong Verbs of Old English(ClassⅢ only) lost their inflections partially or completely from 1400 to 1500. This means that the big loss of verb inflections(ClassⅢ only) began in the 15th century. Then it is unreasonable to assert that Middle English period ranges from 1150 to 1500. The writer must assert that Middle English period should end in 1400 by the death of Chaucer and the 15th century must be the beginning hours of Modern English.