showed

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈʃoʊd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊd

Verb[edit]

showed

  1. simple past tense of show
    I showed him the report.
  2. (US, sometimes proscribed) past participle of show (alternative to shown)
    Recent polling has showed that 40% are in favour of the candidate.
    The report had already been showed to him. (proscribed)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Garner's Modern American Usage favors shown over showed as past participle and claims it is mandatory for passives. In other forms of English shown is the only correct past participle.

Further reading[edit]

  • showed at OneLook Dictionary Search