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Today I driven a car

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Today I drive a car.

Is the above sentence correct? I mean I used past participle as an adjective. I know past participles are used as an adjective but sometimes I get confused when to use an adjective or simple verb. And tell me which one is correct and why.

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Today I drove a car.

Drove is the simple past of the verb to drive.

You can see how to conjugate "drive" here.

Today I will drive a car.
Today I will be driving a car.
Today I drove a car.
I have driven that car.

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  • But I needed to know when use an adjective (past participle)in such a sentence. Jun 11, 2016 at 9:38
  • "Driving" as an adjective is rarely, if ever, used to describe "a driving car". There are other uses for an adjective of drive, such as "driving rain" or "driving force".
    – Ste
    Jun 11, 2016 at 10:56
  • There's nothing wrong with saying "Today I drive a car." You don't have enough context to say whether it should be drove or will drive. "Today I drive a car. Tomorrow I will drive a limo. Next year I will own a fleet of limos.
    – ColleenV
    Jun 11, 2016 at 17:32
  • It may be grammatical but "I am driving" is more natural.
    – Ste
    Jun 11, 2016 at 17:36
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    You don't have enough context to say what would be more natural. It depends on what you're trying to communicate. 'I drive a car, not a truck' is not better as 'I am driving a car, not a truck' if I'm not actually driving my car at the moment. Do you see what I mean?
    – ColleenV
    Jun 12, 2016 at 0:48
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The first sentence "Today I driven a car" is not correct. Driven as an adjective means:

  • Very determined to succeed, passionately motivated to achieve goals.
  • A goal-oriented or strong-willed person.
  • Having a compulsive or urgent quality.
  • Propelled or motivated by something.

Driven can be used in sentences such as these:

They are driven, successful people.

She is very driven to find the perpetrators.

It can also be used as a suffix "-driven":

  • powered by: steam-driven.
  • controlled by: mouse-driven, management-driven.
  • motivated, impelled, or kept in force by: market-driven, guilt-driven.

He arrived every morning by chauffeur-driven car.

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