Sunday, January 12, 2014

Shone & Shown

-one – past tense of Shine.
-own – past tense of Show.

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  1. As far as I know, 'shown' is past participle form of the verb 'show', isn't it?

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  2. 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.

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  3. And, of course, 'shone' is also a past participle form.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Shone and shown are not homophones!! They are pronounced differently!

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  6. Very interesting! Please explain.

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