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    Would you please tell me which one you use? And is there any difference?

    Shaved.

    Shaven




    A shaved man

    A shaven man


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    This is a reasonably simple explanation of the difference: Shaved vs. shaven - Grammarist

    "Shaved is the past tense verb to shave, and it’s sometimes used as a past participle. Shaven is only used as a past participle. In other words, shaved is either a verb or an adjective, and shaven is an adjective. So English speakers are more likely to say “I have shaved” than “I have shaven.” But ”his face is shaven” and “his face is shaved” both work."

    Simply put:
    "Shaven" is an adjective.
    "Shaved" is both a noun and an adjective.


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    I expected this to be an entirely different, and possibly more interesting, discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SowZ37 View Post
    I expected this to be an entirely different, and possibly more interesting, discussion.
    Well, we've shaved some time off your forum watching, in that case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SowZ37 View Post
    I expected this to be an entirely different, and possibly more interesting, discussion.
    I hate to admit that I thought the same thing. Worse, I was full ready to weigh in on the topic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SowZ37 View Post
    I expected this to be an entirely different, and possibly more interesting, discussion.
    I hate to admit that I thought the same thing. Worse, I was full ready to weigh in on the topic...
    As was I, Flick. As was I.
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