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Past perfect tense understand use

The following paragraphs describe a chart. Although there was no change in the number of people aged 65-74 between 1960 and 1970, the number of people aged 75 and over had increased during this time. ...
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a place filled/filling with fun

Is there any practical difference between "filling" and "filled" in the following? John was staying at a place filled/filling with fun.
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present, past, passive and perfect participle usages

Which is correct grammatically? Beaten severely, he died immediately. [past participle] Having been beaten severely, he died immediately. [perfect participle) I would like to put my understanding of ...
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which one to use 'will open' vs 'is open' for future? [closed]

Which one is correct or wrong? Can you please explain in detail? The shop will open tomorrow. The shop is open tomorrow. The shop will be open tomorrow. The shop will be opened tomorrow. And one ...
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Is it if I ever lost or lose

I'm wondering if the following sentence from this meme is correct Thinking if I ever lost my favourite person person When I sent it to someone, they were like "Shouldn't it be lose instead of ...
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Should have + several verbs, are they all using the same past participle form?

Would it be correct to say: "He should have gone past that place, turned right, and gone to the pub." (when explaining that someone went the wrong way)? The verbs are homogeneous and thus I ...
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Is “When it could be [past participle]” a valid question?

I wonder if someone tell me is "When it could be [past participle]" a valid question? E.g "When this computer could be restarted". I've searched google and didn't find a similar ...
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Are “done” and “made” interchangeable in this context?

I was writing an abstract of an article and started highlighting the advances in a field of knowledge, so I wrote: "Over the last 10 years, huge advances have been done in the areas of..." ...
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Embarrassing or Embarrassed which is more suitable? is + verb (ing) or is + verb (ed)

Paragraph : This applies equally to the 14 year old who fails to attend school because a parent is terminally ill, the overweight 11 year old who fails to attend because he is ________ about changing ...
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Is it possible to use **already** without **have/had** in front?

Is it possible to use already without have/had in front? For example, I already eat/ate ?
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Why is the word “hit” here used as a third person singular instead of past participle?

According to Guinnessworldrecord.com, the most piano key hits in one minute is 824, achieved by Domingos-Antonio Gomes (Portugal) in Lisbon, Portugal, on 4 March 2017. I knew this sentence has to be ...
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How can we identify that “It's freezing”, freezing is an adj not verb+ing?

It's freezing. I noticed there are many sentences that have a construction with a [verb] + ing, but the word is not a verb but actually is an adjective. How can we know? There're some sentences like &...
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Proper usage of Auxilliary Verbs

Why is this sentence correct? "Nine dogs are caught and one cat has escaped" I immediately notice that the auxiliary verb "are" was before caught which is in its past-participle form so I assume ...
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intransitive verbs as past participle form without' have'

She is gone. 'Go' is an intransitive verb, but it is used as the past participle form without 'have'. What are other verbs, if any, used like this?
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Loved in a sentence

My husband loved having me over in his office. My husband loves having me over in his office. My questions: Does loved here refer to the simple past or the past participle ? Do both the ...
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Grammar rule be verb +ed

Please, can you explain me when we can use verb +ed like "you are allowed to..."? I understand that the main meaning is that you are free to do something but I can't find the definition of this ...
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What is the participle of “stop working” and should I use it?

I was trying to formulate the present participle form of the sentence "My body slowly stops working". My intuition told me that I should be writing "My body is slowly stopping to work." However I have ...
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spend the day bent/ bending over something

It's shown in OALD that spend something doing something spend something in doing something Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 9th edition © Oxford University Press, 2015 However, I've come ...
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Question regarding Past Participle

I still can't fully understand the usage of past participle. I wonder which one of the following sentences is grammatically correct and if both are correct, what differences would there be. As he ...
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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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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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