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Consider the sentence:

The shop is located near the bus stand.

Is it present tense? Doubt is ---- is a helping verb presentence and located is past tense.

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  • You would use the present tense (is located) for telling someone how to find the shop. If you were telling a story you might use the past tense (was located). Is that what you were asking? – Kate Bunting Feb 25 at 9:42
  • @KateBunting Yes, "The phone shop is next to the bus stop" but "The cordwainer's shop was next to the inn where the carrier called". – BoldBen Feb 25 at 12:23
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The usage of is located in your sentence is referred to as a false passive or a stative passive, where is located is used as an ordinary predicate, with located serving as an adjective for the shop.

  1. The dog is fed (twice a day).
  2. The dog is fed (so we can leave now).

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Sentences of the second type are called false passives by some linguists, who feel that such sentences are simply confused with the passive voice due to their outward similarity. Other linguists consider the second type to be a different kind of passive – a stative passive (rarely called statal, static, or resultative passive), in contrast to the dynamic or eventive passive illustrated by the first sentence. ...
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