showed

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

showed

  1. simple past tense of show
    I showed him the report.
  2. past participle of show (alternative to shown)
     ?I had showed him the report already.
    *The report had already been showed to him.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Garner's Modern American Usage favors shown over showed as past participle and claims it is mandatory for passives.

External links[edit]

  • showed at OneLook Dictionary Search

Statistics[edit]

Most common English words before 1923: whatever · reach · secret · #671: showed · ancient · parts · getting