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I was wondering which word is correct in the below sentence:

  1. Banana is one of the most widely consumed fruits.

  2. Banana is one of the most widely consuming fruits.

I would be grateful if elaborate on the reason.

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Only example 1, "consumed", is correct: the banana is eaten.

For example 2, "consuming" would have to mean that the banana was doing the eating. They might consume resources while being grown, but no one would say that.

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  • could you please give me the same explanation about "The hotel parking lot" regarding why we do not say "The hotel parked lot"
    – en glish
    Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 13:19
  • could it be a convincing explanation if we say because "the parking lot" belongs to "Hotel"?
    – en glish
    Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 13:23
  • That question is completely new, so you should post it separately. Commented Mar 31, 2020 at 15:34

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