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    It shows

    Hi guys,

    Please check. "He tells truth it shows" "He told truth it showed". Can we also say "It use to show"?

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    Re: It shows

    I would say "He tells the truth and it shows."

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    Re: It shows

    But what about the past form?

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    Re: It shows

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    But what about the past form?
    Why don't you try to extrapolate the answer to your question from Mike's response?

    "It use to show" is not correct; the correct expression is "It used to show," although that doesn't make sense in the context you provided.

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    Re: It shows

    'It used to show' is correct, but used rarely.

    He told the truth and it showed.

    He told the truth and it used to show - This would have to be justified by some context like '... but since he started acting lessons it's not so easy to tell.' (I'm not convinced that in Real Life this sort of context is ever likely to arise - say '...and it showed'.)

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    #6

    Re: It shows

    I was not trying to fit ot in this conyext. I was just asking whether this formation exists.

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