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    Which sentence is correct?

    Yesterday i have showed you the way how to do this particular thing

    OR

    Yesterday i have shown you the way how to do this particular thing

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    Dear brettworld:

    Quote Originally Posted by brettworld View Post
    Which sentence is correct?

    Yesterday I have showed you the way how to do this (particular thing).

    OR

    Yesterday i have shown you the way how to do this particular thing
    or: Several times in the past, I have shown you the way to do this.

    or: Several times recently, I have shown you how to do this.

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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    Default Re: Showed or shown?

    "Showed" would be best here, thus:
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    Yesterday, I showed you the way....


    (Note to self: I should have read Pyoung's post before posting one of my own.)
    Last edited by RonBee; 26-Sep-2009 at 18:13. Reason: add something

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    Dear Ron:

    The more the merrier!

    ...strength in numbers...

    Birds of a feather..

    Petra

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    Now you guys are confusing me... Petra wrote something else and you are simply contradicting him.. Will anyone explain me whats the correct usage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettworld View Post
    Now you guys are confusing me... Petra wrote something else and you are simply contradicting her.. Will anyone explain me what's the correct usage?
    We both agree that:

    Yesterday, I showed you the way....

    is the correct usage.

    Petra

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    Thank you so much Petra for the kind help.. Can you pls tell me where we can use this word---> shown

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettworld View Post
    Which sentence is correct?

    Yesterday i have showed you the way how to do this particular thing

    OR

    Yesterday i have shown you the way how to do this particular thing
    Yesterday i have shown you the way how to do this particular thing.
    This is the correct form; show, showed, shown. "Shown" is the past participle which we use with "have" to form the present perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettworld View Post
    Thank you so much Petra for the kind help.. Can you pls tell me where we can use this word---> shown
    Dear brettworld:

    As bhaisahab says, 'shown' is the past participle of the verb 'to show.'
    Some examples are:

    She has shown her paintings in several galleries.
    (Contrast this with, 'Last year she showed her work in several galleries.')

    After he had shown me the way, I never felt lost.
    (Contrast with, 'After he showed me the way, I never felt lost.)

    That old story has shown up on the Internet every few months for ten years.
    (Contrast with, 'That old story showed up on the Internet again last week.')

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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