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"Shrunk and shrunken"?
Can please anyone tell me if these words can always be interchangably used?
Re: "Shrunk and shrunken"?
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Originally Posted by Mehrgan
To my knowledge, no. Shrunken is an adjective, while shrunk is a past participle. So whenever there's an occasion to use an adjective, use shrunken:
When I last saw her, she looked small, shrunken and pathetic.
I still remember that woman selling shrunken baboon heads.
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