shown

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

shown

  1. past participle of show
    I had shown him the report already.
    The report had already been shown to him.

Usage notes[edit]

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

Statistics[edit]

Most common English words before 1923: mighty · Hart · social · #923: shown · escape · Mr · shot