Anonymous:
In the past tense, which one do we use and when do we use shined or shone?

Can I say "The sunlight shone through the window" or is it "The sunlight shined through the window?"
AnonymousThe sunlight shone through the window"  CORRECT
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AnonymousIn the past tense, which one do we use and when do we use shined or shone?

Can I say "The sunlight shone through the window" or is it "The sunlight shined through the window?"

Please ignore the earlier post of mine.

"The sunshine shone through the window." (CORRECT). However 'shined' is also correct, but, to me, it is seldom used.

I wonder native speakers use 'shined' in this context.
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AnonymousIn the past tense, which one do we use and when do we use shined or shone?

Can I say "The sunlight shone through the window" or is it "The sunlight shined through the window?"

Please ignore the earlier post of mine.

"The sunshine shone through the window." (CORRECT). However 'shined' is also correct, but, to me, it is seldom used.

EDIT: I wonder whether native speakers use 'shined' in this context.

Anonymous:
"Shined" is transitive - it needs an object. So shoes, for example, can be shined, but it would be inappropriate to say that someone "shined" as a description of their ability.

"Shone" on the other hand,can be either transitive or intransitive.
Anonymous:
thank you - well written
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