A visual exploration of words that look the same, sound the same, or are otherwise easily confused. Updated weakly, on Sundaes, through 2016.
As far as I know, 'shown' is past participle form of the verb 'show', isn't it?
I believe so, yes.
At first, I was simply confused with the phrase 'past tense' because it reffered to quite different forms. So, You meant by the phrase 'past tense' two different tenses: past simple for 'shone' and past participle for 'shown'. Now, it is clear.P.S. I am your regular reader.
And, of course, 'shone' is also a past participle form.
Oh man, I'm sure I learned all those distinctions at some point. But then I learned to draw. :) Thanks for bearing with me if I oversimplify my terminology.
Shone and shown are not homophones!! They are pronounced differently!
Very interesting! Please explain.