posted on Dec, 3 2015 @ 10:42 AM
a reply to: ipsedixit
You lost your credibility with the word "proved".
The word you should have used was 'proven'.
As for the content of your post, this is nothing new.
Proven is usually an adjective (e.g., a proven formula), and proved is usually the inflected form of the verb prove (e.g., I proved it; I have proved
it). This is not a rule, though, and exceptions abound, especially in American English, where proven is often used as a participial inflection of the
verb. For example, where a British writer is likely to write I have proved you wrong, an American writer might write I have proven you
edit on 3-12-2015 by chadderson because: (no reason given)