I would use shown in this way, "He had shown them something" and I would use showed in this way, "I showed them that."
By the way, what is the "had" part of my first sentence? I can't remember it from my highschool french class (where I learned more about the english language than I ever had from my 13 years of English education in the American public school system :? ).
Also, in Exodus 33:18 it says, "And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory." (I think this is Moses to the Lord)
Trick question, I say!
The word had is an auxiliary verb.Quote:
Originally Posted by Samantha
Shew and, even, shewed are old forms that are not used nowadays, but are still found in old texts. ;-)
8) 8) i agree with samantha 8) 8)Quote:
Originally Posted by tdol
Quite right. :lol:
You said that Shewed and shew are old forms and that they cannot be found but in old English/texts.
I want to know that you did not mean the second choice, showed.
I was afraid you made a spelling mistake :twisted:
Keep smiling :wink:
Nowadays the correct form is "showed".
He had shown them something
i have shown them something
i showed them something