past participle


What is the past participle of prove?  Is it proven or proved?

participles asked Nov 29 '12 at 13:34 David Contributor

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According to the dictionary on my Mac, you can use either. Here's what it says: 


"Usage: For complex historical reasons, prove developed two past participles: proved and proven. Both are correct and can be used more or less interchangeably: this hasn't been proved yet; this hasn't been proven yet."

link comment answered Nov 29 '12 at 17:23 Daniel Gaddy New member

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