i want know what type of sentence is it and why do we use past participle here and 2nd example i took from (Alan Walker song Faded)

1)You will be shocked? 2)I am faded

  • More context is needed in 1). It could mean you will be surprised or someone or something will give you an electric shock. In 2), faded could be slang, so you need to listen to the whole song to understand the intended meaning better. (But note that lyric interpretation is usually considered off-topic on ELL.) Commented Jul 23, 2016 at 3:46
  • "I am faded" is a poetic use (appropriate to a song lyric). It is not something that anybody is likely to say in ordinary speech.
    – Colin Fine
    Commented Nov 21, 2017 at 11:56

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The structure of these sentences is Subject + Linking Verb + Adjective. The purpose of this kind of sentence is basically to describe the subject.


  • The dog was hungry.
  • The box is red.
  • We are tired.
  • You will be shocked.
  • I am faded.

The past participle form (verb + "-ed") can be used as an adjective both in English and in several other European languages.


  • fade > faded > faded picture
  • shock > shocked > shocked face
  • wound > wounded > wounded leg
  • tire > tired > tired boy
  • worry > worried > worried mother
  • dry > dried > dried fruit

Hope this helps!

  • this post can't help me because when i search on google it's does not faded verb is ajective Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 18:22
  • Maybe these pages will help:
    – Margaret
    Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 16:16
  • Definition of shocked
    – Margaret
    Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 16:17
  • Definition of faded
    – Margaret
    Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 16:17

Sorry guy I read a little bit more I found this

Distinction between passive voice and participial adjective A distinction is made between the above type of clause and a superficially similar construction where the past participle is used as an adjective, and the verb be or similar is simply a copula linking the subject of the sentence to that adjective. For example:

I am excited (right now). is not passive voice, because the participle excited is used as an adjective denoting a state, not to as a verb (as it would in the passive the electron was excited with a laser pulse).

The above text is from the second link given below.


It is pasive voice structure.

It follows this structure Subject + to be + past participle.

It can be used in any other tenses like future Subject + will/going to + to be + past participle.

Or perfect tenses for example Subject + have + been+ to be + past participle.

Take a look here or here

  • "I am excited" is the passive form of "[something] excites me". You can only say that participles are sometimes verbs and sometimes adjectives if you take the shallowest view of grammar.
    – amI
    Commented Oct 21, 2017 at 21:15

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