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Old November 24, 2012, 06:13 AM
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The sun made my shadow showed.
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Old November 24, 2012, 06:15 AM
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Chileno's correction gives a sentence which is grammatically correct, but it still feels semantically wrong: it implies that you always have a shadow, but it's sometimes invisible. I haven't been able to find a reformulation which I'm entirely happy with, but the best I've got is:

The sun made me cast a shadow.
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Old November 24, 2012, 12:31 PM
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We could see our shadows in the sun.
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Old November 24, 2012, 01:17 PM
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So, "The sun made my shadow show", is not using the subjunctive?
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Our shadows were projected under the sun ????
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So, "The sun made my shadow show", is not using the subjunctive?
No, infinitive.

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Our shadows were projected under the sun ????
By the sun, perhaps. I think your intended parse puts us under the sun, but I read that as the shadows being under the sun, and they're actually away from it.
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So, "The sun made my shadow show", is not using the subjunctive?
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No, infinitive.
So how would that phrase be written in Subjunctive?
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So how would that phrase be written in Subjunctive?
It wouldn't, and it's not a phrase.
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