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What's difference of the 'found' between 'car found in river' vs 'car been found in river'?

Are they all verb? and what's difference?

as I checked in Collins Dictionary, 'found' seems didn't have adjective part of speech. so, what's the 'found' in 'car found in river' represented?

thanks.

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    Found is the past participle of the verb to find. The second example (in the question title) works if the sentence is extended, such as to the question "Has a car been found in the river?" The first "car found in river" is the type of "sentence" used in a newspaper headline. Mar 20, 2018 at 19:41
  • "Car found in river" is a news headline style.
    – Lambie
    Mar 20, 2018 at 22:32
  • @Lambie right, as I commented just above. Mar 21, 2018 at 1:15
  • @WeatherVane thanks, very interesting clue. Do you know where can I find any reference of the Title English vs Written English?
    – anyone
    Mar 21, 2018 at 8:34
  • Here is one reference Mar 21, 2018 at 8:39

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Found is the past participle of the verb to find.

The second phrase in the question title works if the sentence is extended, such as the question

Has a car been found in the river?

The first phrase in the title

Car found in river

is like the abbreviated "sentence" used in newspaper headlines.

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