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“oppose”, active or passive voice?

Followings are the excerpt from an almanac, explaining the state of Vermont, U.S. Should the expression "were so opposed" read "so opposed"? Vermont is particularly known for the independent nature ...
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What is the difference between these sentences including present participle?

What is the difference between these sentences including present participle? The running car has no batteries. The car (which is) running has no batteries.
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Get bored of/with/by/from doing something (Which one is correct?)

I have seen people use the forms/expressions "to get bored of", "to get bored with", "to get bored by", "to get bored from." I would like to know which is the correct one to use when it is followed by ...
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Is this a participial phrase?

I picked the one that was immersed in water. I liked the one that was painted yellow. Are these examples of participial phrases acting as predicate adjectives?
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Usage of participles

she went out dissapointed Vs She went out dissapointedly. What is the difference in meaning of these two sentences
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Clarity on the word blur, blurred and blurry

Which one is correct: The phone camera is blur. or The phone camera is blurred.
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said as an adjective with or without the definite article

The Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary gives the following examples of "said": http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/said The following is a description of how said property [=the property ...
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Use of ing without helping verbs

A few days ago I came across this post: "How people feel after sharing a post about Amazon forest fire thinking that will put it out". Since then I have not been able to comprehend the grammar ...
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Can “connected” be used to ask about one's relation with another one?

I have found many expressions with connected that describe two people relationship, but it is often (if not always) indicate the souls' connection. Expressions like: What is the meaning of two ...
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Can other adjectives be substituted in “Left you awed”?

In awe is an idiom that means: Having a great amount of respect or admiration for someone, sometimes to the point of feeling nervous or fearful around them. It can take other forms and means the ...
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Can I use “offset” as an adjective?

I have often used the word "offset" as a predicate adjective (or perhaps as part of a passive verb construction?) in the sense of "displaced" or "out of alignment (with)," as in the following ...
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placement of the participle phrase

And the classy Oxford feeling of nothing mattering except books and poetry and Greek statues, and [nothing worth mentioning having happened since the Goths sacked Rome.] (Coming up for air) The ...
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I have a secret that I have kept hidden from my circle of friends and family

When I was browsing internet. I saw this sentence. I have a doubt on the usage of "have kept hidden" What tense is it? Is it Active voice of present perfect? If so why there is a word "hidden" which ...
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“Gathering evidence” vs. “Evidence-gathering”

I want to know, if there is any, the difference between the following sentences: 1) He was responsible for gathering evidence. gathering evidence And 2) He was responsible for ...
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“I am finished” vs “I have finished”

What is the difference between "I am finished" and "I have finished"? For example, when finishing a task, should I say "I have finished" or "I am finished". Is there a difference in meaning?
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Absolute Phrases vs Participial phrases with and without commas

It was a stormy day. We stayed inside the house. It being a stormy day, we stayed inside the house. Source: Absolute phrase on EnglishGrammar I'd like to see if the patterns hold if the ...
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road, curving vs road curving : comma with participial phrases

In the same quote below, why is the first occurrence of road is followed by a comma while the second is not? Who or what is curving in the first occurrence, the road or the writer? Can I get evidence ...
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Usage of “I am done”

Why is I am reached incorrect while I am done is correct? Ex: I reached office at 9am today is correct while I am reached at 9am is incorrect. But I am done with this project is correct. Can someone ...
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Comma before a participial phrase at the end of a sentence

Below is an exercise from this website. I'd like to ask if the sentence is correctly punctuated. Should not there be a comma between whale and looking? My dad spotted the whale looking through his ...
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usage of “being”

I am Korean English learner:) To begin with, I would like to thank you to all of you who answer my questions! It is really helpful for me to learn English:) but I'm not familiar with how to use ...
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Is this a correct use of a participial adjective?

I write this question intrigued by this topic. The best and accepted answer states that "functioning relationship" means "a relationship that is working properly". I did some research. The English ...
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“All the organizations involved have sent …” sentence structure problem

SOURCE (Longman's dictionary) Please do me a favor to teach me grammar structure as following sentence All the organizations involved have sent urgent appeals to the government, asking for extra ...
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Is this participle correctly used?

Usually when a present participle is modifying a noun, that noun is the subject of the sentence. In this sentence, the modified noun, however, isn't the subject. The sentence sounds a little ...
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Is “I was scared by …” in the passive voice?

I'm having a discussion with someone and we are having a few disagreements over whether this sentence is passive voice or not: I was scared by the noise. We've discussed linking verbs, whether ...
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Which is correct: “have been completed” or “are completed”

Part of my work includes making modifications to a software application. After making the requested modifications, I typically send an email to those in charge of user acceptance testing, informing ...
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Can we 're'+verb any verb?

It's a strange question but can we add 're' to any verb? replan revisit rechange reinsist Is it possible to add 're' to compound verbs? refind out rebring back refly over reshout out Does it work ...
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Amazon is <beloved/loved> by investors

Here's what Charlie Rose said in a segment of CBS's 60 minutes titled "Amazon's Jeff Bezos looks to the future": Bezos believes low costs ensure customer loyalty to Amazon, even if it's at the ...
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The ambiguous “he is buried”

In a sentence taken from the Oxford Dictionary: ‘The inscription on his tombstone in Groombridge Church, where he is buried alongside his three children, bears his original name and no reference to ...
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Understanding when -ing is a gerund or an adjective

A possible first step in developing a nonsexist vocabulary with which to analyze the works of the nineteenth-century writer Elizabeth Gaskell would be to stop referring to her as “Mrs. Gaskell.” How ...
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participle to qualify noun and pronoun

I've heard that participle is used to qualify a noun or pronoun. Here are two sentences: Hearing the noise, the boy woke up. Taking the pen,the boy ran. source: http://www.englishgrammar.org/...
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two sentences about participles

please help me check these two sentences are grammatical or not The loudly boiling water is very noisy. The man swimming very fast is my teacher! My grammar book told me that participle phrases ...
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the meaning of “developed”

I have learned something about adjective phrases and participle phrases. We can't say: The window open in the fourth floor is broken. Because "open in the fourth floor" is not an adjective phrase....
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Is it unconnected adjective when the verb with ending “-ed”?

Hi I'm a beginner in English. I'm confused about the grammar in English. This sentence is an explanation for the verb implement means from Oxford learners dictionary to make something that has ...
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closing or closed

Choosing -ed or -ing is sometimes a difficult question for me. In this sentence: The dog is running. I have a noun phrase: the running dog. Or in this sentence: The shop is closed. I ...
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“…assumed known.” VS. “…assumed to be known.” [duplicate]

While writing a report, I need to decide on which of the following two constructions is correct/more appropriate. The characters of A in B are of course assumed known. The characters of A in B ...
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Difference in meaning of adjectives ended with -ed and -ing?

English has two kinds of participial adjectives: ending in -ed: I am disappointed. ending in -ing: It's disappointing. They seem to mean different things. How I can explain the difference ...