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I'm working on some lyrics here, and I'm not sure what would be correct/best:

After the sun has shined its shine

After the sun has shone its shine

Google returns more results for the latter, but still I'm not completely sure. Seems like both are in fact correct?

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Both ways are grammatical:

  • has shined
  • has shone

Both "shined" and "shone" are past participles of the verb "to shine." As far as lyrics go, "shined it's shine" waxes more literary, in my humble opinion.

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