Saturday, October 6, 2007

proved or proven?

What's the difference between "proven" and "proved"?

prov·en ( v.)
A past tense and a past participle of prove.
prov·en (adj.)
Having been demonstrated or verified without doubt: “a Soviet leader of proven shrewdness and prescience” (Joyce Carol Oates).

v., proved, proved or prov·en

Conclusion: Proved is used a past participle or the Simple Past, while proven can be a participle and adjective at the same time.

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