He's shown, what is correct?

Alles zu den englischen Zeiten im Aktiv und Passiv.
Questions on tenses (Active and Passive).
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capukay
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He's shown, what is correct?

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In this article, the author describes that sometimes it's dificult to distinguish between different tenses if the 's is used.
Therefore one should always have a look at the ending of the verb.
https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/words/s_is_has.htm
But there is an example where it's impossible to tell by the ending.
Ex.: he's shown -> he is shown or he has shown. How can you tell which one is the one I meant to say? (Need the shortcut for a song, therefore I can't use the normal sentence length).




Duckduck
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Re: He's shown, what is correct?

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Hi capukay and welcome to the forum! :) 

you're right, without context you can't tell which meaning is intended. But in your song there will be a context that will take care of that, I'm sure. :chief:
Could you give us the lines you have in mind?

Cheers,
Duckduck
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capukay
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Re: He's shown, what is correct?

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you're totally right..  the context should be able to handle it.
The line is:

"I know he will remain. He's shown
I am not on my own"

tiorthan
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Re: He's shown, what is correct?

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Das finde ich leider extrem schlecht zu verstehen.
You're never too old to learn something stupid.
MistakeSuggestionYou sure that's right?

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