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    Default "Shrunk and shrunken"?

    Hi,
    Can please anyone tell me if these words can always be interchangably used?

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    Default Re: "Shrunk and shrunken"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,
    Can please anyone tell me if these words can always be interchangably used?

    Thanks.
    ♥♦♣♠ NOT A TEACHER ♥♦♣♠
    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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