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.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)Originally Posted by tdol
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
Keep smiling :wink:
Nowadays the correct form is "showed".
He had shown them something
i have shown them something
i showed them something