[Grammar] shined vs shone

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keen learner

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

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I believe #1 is more common in AmE.
 

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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. :oops:

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

Sorry.
 
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I feel the same way about "dived." ;-)
 

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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.

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