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David D. Levine
16 May 2007 @ 09:55 pm
Poll #986281 The past tense of "shine"

The past tense of "shine" is...

Always "shined."
0(0.0%)
Always "shone."
20(35.1%)
"Shined" if the object reflects light, "shone" if it glows with its own light.
3(5.3%)
"Shined" if it's transitive, "shone" if it's intransitive.
12(21.1%)
"Shined" in the US, "shone" in the UK.
1(1.8%)
"Shined" in some parts of the US, "shone" in others (indicate which in comments).
0(0.0%)
"Shined" in contemporary usage; "shone" is archaic and/or poetic.
2(3.5%)
Something else, detailed in comments.
4(7.0%)
Look, a radio button!
15(26.3%)