proved vs proven : Common Errors in English

About proved vs proven

For most purposes either form is a fine past participle of “prove,” though ina phrase like “a proven talent” where the word is an adjective precedinga noun, “proven” is standard.

proved Meaning(s)

  • (a) established beyond doubt

proven Meaning(s)

  • (v) be shown or be found to be
  • (v) establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
  • (v) provide evidence for
  • (v) prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
  • (v) put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
  • (v) increase in volume
  • (v) cause to puff up with a leaven
  • (v) take a trial impression of
  • (v) obtain probate of
  • (a) established beyond doubt

proved in News

  1. Lucas Energy Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Estimated Proved and Probable Reserves

    HOUSTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucas Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LEI), an independent oil and gas company with its main operations in Texas, today provided summary estimates of its total proved and ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Prep baseball review: Regional rush

    St. Francis de Sales proved to be the area’s top Division I baseball team this season, even though the Knights were unable to secure a playoff title in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Toledo Blade

  3. Post 45 battles through errors to top Rowan County

    ASHEBORO — Errors proved to be costly for both Randolph County Post 45 and Rowan County Post 342 Wednesday night at McCrary Park as both teams committed a total of seven errors in a high-scoring contest with Post 45 coming out with the victory, 13-7. “Tonight we looked like we were playing on our heels and not being aggressive with the ball,” Post 45 coach Ronnie Pugh said of his team’s errors.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Asheboro Courier-Tribune

proven in News

  1. Studying for the July 2013 Bar Exam: Prep Guide Provides Proven Performance Exam Strategy

    Attorney Christine A. Wilton of Law Office of Christine A. Wilton explains the multi-state bar exam performance test is not difficult with a proven strategy going into the July, 2013 bar exam. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  2. AMBER Alert System Marks 10 Years With Proven Record

    It has a proven track record when it comes to helping save the lives of children, the AMBER Alert system.  
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WFMY News 2 Greensboro

  3. Proven Profits in Tough Times, Explosive Gains to Come

    Proven Profits in Tough Times, Explosive Gains to Come        
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

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