"Spiderman was bit by a radioactive spider" versus "Spiderman was bitten by a radioactive spider" - which one is correct usage ?
Not sure if "bitten" is formally recognized as English or just a colloquial extension.
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Among the grammar books and dictionaries I have just consulted only A grammar of Contemporary English (Quirk & al) and Longman's Dictionary of the English Language mention past participle of bite to be "sometimes" (Quirk) "also" (Longman) bit. OED (1994 CDrom edition) says "also bit".
Most online lists of irregular verbs I've consulted do not mention the bit form for the past participle.
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Quoting @AndrewLeach on our sister site ELU :
Bit is not a past participle of bite in Standard English; it's dialectal. The answer implies that both have equal validity and application.
Grammarist.com has a Bit vs. bitten entry
Still, even though bitten is conventional in such uses, bit is sometimes used as the past participle [...] But such instances are rare. In edited writing, bit is usually the past tense...
A long discussion - apparently among English natives on the subject here.