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    Dear teachers.

    "The sun shined brightly."

    Is there anything wrong with that sentence?


    How about this one?

    "What do you think made me come here?"

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    Default Re: shined ? shone ?

    1. shined, or shone (both forms are acceptable)

    2. What do you think made me come here? (grammatical)

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    Default Re: shined ? shone ?

    Mind you, 'shined' isn't used that much, is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Mind you, 'shined' isn't used that much, is it?
    In North America, "shone" is pretty much dead.

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    Default Re: shined ? shone ?

    Really?

    We'd say 'I shined my shoes till they shone'.

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