shone vs shown : Common Errors in English

About shone vs shown

“Shone” is the past tense of “shine”: “long after sunset, the moon still shone brightly in the sky.”“Shown” is a past tense form of “show”: “foreign films are rarely shown at our local theater.”

shone Meaning(s)

  • (n) the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
  • (v) be bright by reflecting or casting light
  • (v) emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
  • (v) be shiny, as if wet
  • (v) be distinguished or eminent
  • (v) be clear and obvious
  • (v) have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
  • (v) throw or flash the light of (a lamp)
  • (v) touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly
  • (v) experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
  • (v) make (a surface) shine

shown Meaning(s)

  • (n) the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
  • (n) something intended to communicate a particular impression
  • (n) a social event involving a public performance or entertainment
  • (n) pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
  • (v) give an exhibition of to an interested audience
  • (v) establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
  • (v) provide evidence for
  • (v) make visible or noticeable
  • (v) show in, or as in, a picture
  • (v) give expression to
  • (v) indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
  • (v) be or become visible or noticeable
  • (v) indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
  • (v) give evidence of, as of records
  • (v) take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
  • (v) finish third or better in a horse or dog race

shone in News

  1. Tracy Letts shines at Tony Awards, generates heat in Hollywood

    NEW YORK -- The Tony Awards shone a spotlight Sunday night on an accomplished actor with a film pedigree who this season anchored a stage drama about love and death.        
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. French Open 2013: 8 Lessons Learned at Roland Garros

    Each of the four tennis majors starts with plenty of questions and ends with at least tentative answers.  Now that the 2013 French Open lies behind us, we can look back at the main lessons learned from the two weeks in Paris. Some contenders sizzled, others fizzled and a handful of less familiar stars shone. After the chaos of the first week, the second week offered a series of more coherent ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  3. James Turner: The climate-change guilt trip

    A friend recently returned from a camping trip in the Sierra Nevada. His eyes shone as he described the opalescent sky, the vitality of wildlife in spring and the fun he'd had playing with his two young daughters during the mellow evenings. It had been a really good trip, an experience to treasure, he said.
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

shown in News

  1. Spyker Venator

    The new Spyker B6 Venator Concept is shown during the press day at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The Motor Show will open its gates to the public from March 7th to 17th, presenting more than 260 exhibitors and more than 130 world and European premieres.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Forbes

  2. 'The Pianist' to be shown at Waterford library, piano concert follows

    WATERFORD — “The Pianist” will be shown at 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Waterford Public Library, 101 N. River St.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Journal Times

  3. Garcia, Woods shown shaking hands on green

    Garcia, Woods shown shaking hands on green The Associated Press Published Jun 10, 2013 04:41PM MDT Ardmore, Pa. • Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia shook hands Monday on the U.S. Open practice range at Merion. It was the first time they have seen each other since Garcia jokingly said at an awards dinner in England that he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open and “we will serve fried ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

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