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    #1

    seen or shown


    Dancers in grass skirts were _____on TV around the world as they celebrated the new year on Caroline Island.

    A. seen B. shown

    A is absolutely right.

    But what about B? Is "shown" wrong here? Why?

    Jason

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    Re: seen or shown

    "Shown" is fine.

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