• The bullied schoolboy appeared on television, and
  • The bullying schoolboy appeared on television.

What is the difference in meaning. Is it that the 1st sentence subject is the victim?

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    Is the subject of the first sentence the victim? Yes. Jan 24 at 9:02

1 Answer 1


The subject in the two sentences is, indeed, different. The subject of the first sentence is the victim.

The use of the participle form of a verb as an adjective to modify nouns is described on grammarly.com.

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