From a book I read:
"But the photos the lieutenant had showed him ... were troubling."
Had showed? Now that's troubling!
Often, the past-tense verb and the past participle are the same, as in "heard": "I heard the bell"/"I have heard the bell." Other times, they're different, as in "ate" and "eaten."
The past tense of "to show" is "showed." The past participle is "shown."
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