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    #1

    shined vs shone

    Which is correct?
    1. The sun shined brightly all day yesterday.
    2. The sun shone brightly all day yesterday.

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    #2

    Re: shined vs shone

    I believe #1 is more common in AmE.

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    #3

    Re: shined vs shone

    And in BrE.

    Indeed, we would consider 'shined' to be unacceptable.

    (later) It has been pointed out to me that this post appears strange. It is.

    Mental aberration. I should have said that #1 is unacceptable in BrE.

    Sorry.
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    Re: shined vs shone

    I said "shined" is more common in AmE. An example from today's news:

    Denny Hamlin holds off Truex to win at Kansas Speedway | Shreveporttimes | shreveporttimes.com

    The sun shined brightly on Denny Hamlin at Kansas Speedway.

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    Re: shined vs shone

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I said "shined" is more common in AmE. An example from today's news:

    Denny Hamlin holds off Truex to win at Kansas Speedway | Shreveporttimes | shreveporttimes.com
    That seems unnatural to me, a BrE speaker.

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    #6

    Re: shined vs shone

    I feel the same way about "dived."

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    Re: shined vs shone

    I've never heard "shined" to the best of my recollection, and I live in North America.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    That seems unnatural to me, a BrE speaker.

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    #8

    Re: shined vs shone

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I've never heard "shined" to the best of my recollection, and I live in North America.
    Curious.

    HERE are hundreds of examples of 'shined' - mostly from US publications.

    Rover

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