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    that?

    I have big problems...Thank everyone for help...Is "that" necessary here?

    -Of the two pictures that he shown me, this one is the more fascinating.

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    #2

    Re: that?

    'Of the two pictures he has showed me,this one is more fascinationg' -- is more better.

    (OR)

    'Of the two pictures that he has showed me, this one is more fascinating' -- is also good.

    Hope that helps.


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    Thanks for everything Fazzu...:)

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    Satara,
    Don't take advice about grammar from anyone who says "more better".
    "That" isn't necessary.

    The simple past of "show" is "showed", and the past participle is "shown" (BE)


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    Re: that?

    Well..what is the correct form of this sentence?

    "Of the two pictures he has shown me,this one is more fascinating" ?

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    Re: that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluefields View Post
    Satara,
    Don't take advice about grammar from anyone who says "more better".
    "That" isn't necessary.
    Hello Bluefields,

    If I am not wrong, it's interchangeable with 'more natural'/'sounds natural/common'.

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    Re: that?

    Quote Originally Posted by satara
    "Of the two pictures he has shown me,this one is more fascinating" ?
    It should be 'showed'.I don't think it is grammatically correct to use 'shown' there.


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    Thank you all...

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    #9

    Re: that?

    What about..
    Of the two pictures he showed me, this one is more fascinating.

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    Re: that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shad View Post
    What about..
    Of the two pictures he showed me, this one is more fascinating.
    That sentence is fine.
    You could also say:
    Of the two pictures he showed me, this one is the more fascinating.
    .
    .
    Hi Fazzu
    You cannot say "more better" because the word "better" is already a comparative form (the comparative form of the word "good").
    Examples:
    good - better - the best
    natural - more natural - the most natural
    .
    Also, I see nothing wrong with saying "has shown". I'd say the irregular past participle is used quite regularly (at least in the US).
    Last edited by Philly; 20-Sep-2006 at 13:18. Reason: shown

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