Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Mehrgan's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 1,661
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    "Shrunk and shrunken"?

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

    Thanks.

  2. engee30's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Apr 2006
    • Posts: 2,848
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    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.

Similar Threads

  1. Defining "Street," "Road," "Avenue," "Boulevard"
    By ahumphreys in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 31-Dec-2010, 07:14
  2. [Vocabulary] Difference between "health" and "wellness", "Diagnosis" and "Analysis"
    By tobysky in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Dec-2010, 22:43
  3. [Vocabulary] How do you pronounce "Cotton", "Button", "Britain", "Manhattan"...
    By Williamyh in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-Dec-2009, 08:36
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Sep-2008, 08:27
  5. confusing words "expressed" or "express" and "named" or"names"
    By Dawood Usmani in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-Oct-2007, 19:33

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •