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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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When to use past participles? I can't find a clear rule

everyone. My understanding of past participles--and it's based on my own observations, not on my reading this rule--is that you use "had [verb]" when speaking about something that, in the past, ...
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Which of the following would be the correct word use?

Which sentence would be correct? Discussion around the possibility of them both being correct? The washer is broke. OR The washer is broken.
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I would like to know if I should use “ran” or “run”

I would like to post in my students play yard, "Only go down the slides, they were not designed to be run/ran up and if this action continues they will break".
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sentence construction after preposition, such as “due to”, “because of”

Are the following sentences wrong? When I read them, I can't sense any wrong and all the same. Would you mind explaining their reasons if a wrong exists? The official was on leave yesterday owing to ...
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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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felt with past participle

We say “I felt honored to have won such a prestigious award.” In the first sentence, we use felt+past participle form. Why we use past participle form? is it any rule like be+past participle?
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I am afraid I have got no money [duplicate]

I am just wondering that sentence mean present tense. I am afraid I have got no money. If it is a present tense, why that writer use "have got"?
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is “end” the old-fashion past participle as en in taken?

I have noticed the shape of dividend, augend, mimuend. Is end the old-fashioned past participle as en in taken? I looked it up in Oxford Orgin late 15th cent. (in the general sense ‘portion, ...
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What is the parts of speech of these words?

On 20 July 1969, Apollo 11 was 𝙩𝙝𝙚 first manned mission to land on the Moon.There were also 𝒏𝒖𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒖𝒏𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒅 landings. I want to know the parts of speech of these bold words.
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Can past participial phrases be used to express adjectives?

Feasts, by means of structure and ritual, deliberately use the powerful connotations of food to recall origins and earlier times. They also attempt to be events in themselves unforgettable, in order ...
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“Starting” or “to start?”

Can you please help me with the following sentences which one would be correct? What is the difference between them and when I should use -ing form and when -to+infinitive in similar cases? "I ...
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Past particle vs being past participle in passive sentence

What is the part of of speech of "done" in the sentence below. I think it was "are being done" but we've just contracted it. I want to know why and how I can make such sentences. "Robots will be ...
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You will be fine

I have a doubt on this sentence You will be fine. I want to know what kind of sentence is this? As per my research, it is not a sentence in the future continuous form, although it uses, will be It ...
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What exactly *Verb + Ed* describes in English Sentences?

Can we summarize the various uses of Verb+ed in the English sentence, as it is used to describe completed actions in Present, Past and future, Whether verb+ed is used as past tense or past participle. ...
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What is the meaning of Past participle in English sentence?

What is the meaning of past participle verb in the English sentences. a) Does it mean past action? I have/had seen that movie. (Movie was seen in the past) b) Does it mean completed action? This ...
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Which is the understood subject of “Rejoicing.”

Garbo plays the role of the queen, rejoicing in the love she has found with Antonio. I understand that present participle has an understood subject. So in this case, which one is it? source: https://...
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is + past participle vs. has been + past participle?

What is the difference between these two sentences? After the source code is deployed, please check if there are any bugs. After the source code has been deployed, please check if there are ...
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Past participle

ex1) There is not any paper left.(OK) ex2) There is not any left paper.(X) I want to know why the past participle 'left' should be located at the end of the sentence like ex1.
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Can we use past simple without giving the exact time?

Can we use past simple without giving the exact time. For example. 'I will tell you how I learned English through self-study.'
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The work is done

Can the phrase The work is done mean that the work is in the process in any context? Or does it always mean that the process of doing the work is finished?
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Usage of swum vs swam

Should I use use 'swum' or 'swam' in sentences such as He swum across the river. -OR- He swam across the river. Which is correct? What's the difference? Thanks
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Does “drawn with love” sound weird?

I've seen people put "handmade with love" stickers on their packages. I sell art and I want to do something like that as well. Except I'll make a custom sticker that replaces 'handmade' with 'Drawn' ...
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What is the meaning of “worn” in “There was a little path worn”

Meaning of "worn" in the context below So quiet did it seem and so lonely, that almost one might think that nothing but the wild red deer, or his fierce enemy the slinking wolf, had ever walked ...
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ED endings: identifying Adjectives or Verb Past Participles

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this. In the passive voice, we could see sentences like these:    "The car is heated."    "His spirits are lifted."    ...
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to-infinitive or past participle

I want to know the grammar case of these sentences He canceled that order minutes before it was to happen. He canceled that order minutes before it was happened. Why in first sentence "to ...
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Which is correct: I've (just) cancelled the trained/train armies?

Which of these phrases is correct: I've just cancelled the trained armies? Or I've cancelled the train armies? I've just played Clash of Clans and one of my friends says he has cancelled the ...
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which one should i use: Present Participle or Past Participle?

What is the difference between using a Present Participle or Past Participle? Original sentence below (from financial times): The acquisition marks Asahi's biggest mve as it persues growth outside ...
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Premodification by the past participle stemming from the relative clause

The implication of the word, (which) you are searching for, is as follows... Is it possible (correct, relevant) or at least marginally acceptable to change this sentence allowing discontinuity and ...
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find/discover + object + to infinitive / past participle

Examples from Quirk: 1. They found him worn out by travel and exertion. 2. They discovered him worn out by travel and exertion. My remade sentences with "to be": 1a. They found him to be worn out ...
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He continued watching until I had driven off in my car

In this sentence "He continued watching until I had driven off in my car." drive off is obviously preceded to continue watching, why drive off is in past participle tense though?
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How to differentiate between an adjective and past participal?

See these examples of 'settled' as an adjective and participle Children are settled now in new school.(adjective) Children are settled by the teacher in the bus.(participle) Now all my friends are ...
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I felt 'disgust' versus 'I felt disgusted'

Have you ever felt disgust at 'being more sociable' or 'having right connections' beating the merit? I wrote the above sentence but the Grammarly is showing this sentence to be wrong. It asks to ...
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I 'felt disgust' versus 'I felt disgusted'

Have you ever felt disgust at 'being more sociable' or 'having right connections' beating the merit? I wrote the above sentence but the Grammarly is showing this sentence to be wrong. It asks to ...
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What if + past simple or past participle

I always come across this kind of sentences. What kind of conditonal should I use when I want to talk about the "possible result of an imagined situation in the past". I don't understand why we don't ...
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Why Past Participles & Adjectives are in past form even though they are referring to present/Current situation?

It is confusing me mainly for verbs. I learned that when we add -ed at the end of the verb the verb become past tense. Some verbs can also be used as adjectives. So it is confusing whether Verb is ...
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“Testing complete” vs “Testing is completed”

Consider these two ways of saying something: Testing complete. Testing is completed. This is just an example. I want to understand any differences between the two constructions “ᴠᴇʀʙɪɴɢ ᴀᴅᴊᴇᴄᴛɪᴠᴇ” ...
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past participle vs past simple

I am having massive difficulty in trying to decipher if the following sentence whether is a past participle in the passive voice or past simple in the passive voice? The woman was robbed yesterday.
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Using “being” with past participle phrases

I almost never see using "being" in past participle phrases, even though those participle phrase express something progressing. 1- For nigh on half a year, they had lived in the magister’s house, ...
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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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Can “past participle” alone be placed after a word that it modifies?

I have learnt that a past participle alone should be placed before a word it modifies as the first sentence below and that a past participle with any modifier should be placed after a word it modifies ...
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What is “called” referring to in its preceding sentence?

Researchers in psychology follow the scientific method to perform studies that help explain and may predict human behavior. This is a much more challenging task than studying snails or sound waves....
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Am I interpreting the difference correctly? “being + Pas Participle” Vs “Pas Participle” in contetxt

Consider these two self-made sentences below. Being armed with previous experiences, I decided to check the map at every crossroad. Armed with previous experiences, I decided to check the map ...
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Difference between did and does

I messaged my friend asking if a person(say Mr. ABC) replies to his messages. So I texted him saying: " Does Mr. ABC reply to your messages?" He corrected me saying that it was "did" and not "does" ...
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developed or being developed, how different?

Currently, there are several projects being developed to help clean up space junk. If i use developed instead of being developed, the meaning would be changed slightly? Or no difference?
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Past-participle modifier

They will have to hone their already developed skills in advertising, communication, and marketing migrated to a multimedia, multichannel world increasingly linked together by the Internet. I bolded ...
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“sth made dificult” is verb participle as adjective?

It is sad to see a decent story made difficult to read by sloppy proofreading. Is "made difficult" a participial adjective phrase here?
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What's the difference between 'I have worked in this company before' and 'I had worked in this company before'

If I used to work in a company, which one of the sentences given below is correct when I am telling someone about this experience: (1) I have worked in this company before; or (2) I had worked in ...
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Past and present participles grammar rules [closed]

Do past and present participles always have to have an auxiliary verb?
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Missing and missed [closed]

What's the difference between your missing friend and your missed friend? What do these two sentences mean? miss: to fail to be or go somewhere If I want to express that my friend has disappeared ...

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