A project team there are a few tasks. The team manager asks for the status of one from them. What's the right answer? The task isn't processed/handled. The task hasn't been processed/handled. Which verb would we use in this case?
What is the difference between "The task isn't processed" and "The task hasn't been processed"?
1Does this answer your question? "Is" vs "has been" in English. Also “has been completed” or “is completed”? and Correct structure/grammar, among others.– FumbleFingersDec 20, 2019 at 17:14
Thank you for information!– user106369Jan 19, 2020 at 10:12
It's the difference between thinking of "processed" as one possible status which the task constantly possesses, or thinking of "processed" as a thing which was done and is now over and in the past.
I think it's one of those cases in 21st century English where English speakers take a word that is one grammatical type, and stretch it a bit to make it another. "process" is a verb, and "processed" is the past tense of the verb, but "processed" can also be used as an adjective meaning "something which has been processed".
So both sentences are valid.
2English has been using past participles as adjectives since Shakespeare (and probably long before him), and it's not stretching English grammar. Dec 20, 2019 at 17:49