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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃəʊ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ʃoʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shō)


Inflections of 'show' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
shows
v 3rd person singular
showing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
showed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
shown
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
showed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Less common)
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
indicate - show
talking about evidence and results
You can use indicate and show in a similar way when you are talking about evidence or the results of research.
Evidence indicates that the experiments were unsuccessful.
Research shows that doctors are working harder.
talking about objects
If you show an object to someone, you hold it up or give or take it to them, so that they can look at it. When show has this meaning, it always takes an indirect object. You can say ‘show someone something’ or `show something to someone.
I showed Ayeisha what I had written.
Show your drawing to the teacher.
‘Indicate’ is not usually used with this meaning.
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