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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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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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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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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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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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felt with past participle

We say β€œI 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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What is the parts of speech of these words?

On 20 July 1969, Apollo 11 was π™©π™π™š first manned mission to land on the Moon.There were also π’π’–π’Žπ’†π’“π’π’–π’” π’–π’π’Žπ’‚π’π’π’†π’… 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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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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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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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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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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“be made of gold”

Our houses have made of gold [Present Perfect tense] Our houses were made of gold [Past Simple tense] Our houses are made of gold I don’t understand why some people prefer to use are + past ...
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Can you explain what is wrong with this sentence: “Being asked about the experiment, I encourage other people to have a try,”

Today in class we studied participle clauses. Students were asked to transform with sentence "When I am asked about the experiment, I encourage other people to have a try." The correct textbook answer ...
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Which part of speech is “left” in this sentence?

I've always thought (perhaps, erroneously) that if there is some ambiguity in determining whether the given word is an adjective or a past participle, you need to look at whether the "source" of ...
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How can I tell what the past participle of a word is?

How can I tell what the past participle of something is- especially if the past participle is usually different? Ex: Drink = have drunk, choose = had chosen, and bring = have brought. If these are all ...
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Was took or was taken

Which one is correct and why? The decision was taken Or The decision was took I am confused. Pls help
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he got a summer job helping with a cooking course in Italy

Steve Anderson has always had a passion for food. He was taught to cook by his mother, who is half Burmese. After studying physics in college, he got a summer job helping with a cooking course in ...
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usage of past participle by itself without companying “to be” or “have” verbs

In the following cloze test Leisure is time spent away from business, work, and household duties. It does not actually include time ..(1).. on necessary activities such as sleeping, and where ...
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done / having been done + once

Having been chased by street dogs once, he doesn't dare to take that path. An example relating to "___ (tell) many times, he still made the same mistakes" form http://forum.wordreference.com/threads/...
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what tense should be used past simple or past continuous?

Heeeey, i need your help, again. In class, We were discussing Past Continuous. I gave them a group of exercises, one of which was to choose the correct tense either Past Simple or Past Continuous. The ...
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The “arrived” train

There is no adjective "arrived" in English. Only compound constructions are possible: the recently-arrived train, the just-arrived train. Is there an adjective/past participle which might be a ...
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Have been and Had been ,excluding present perfect continuous and past perfect continuous

Good Morning, We use the verb had and the past participle for the past perfect and The past perfect continuous is formed with had been and the -ing form of the verb: When Mel died he and Jenifer ...
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β€œ(since they had been) created in order to”: why can an apposition replace a phrase with β€œsince”?

The three of them, that is, The Three Caballeros, the Big Wave Riders, namely Chris, John, and Sky, aliases that act not as nicknames but rather as pseudonyms, created in order to reinvent themselves ...
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“His TVs are broken” is a routine action in a passive voice form or a state of the verb “to be”?

We all know that simple present tense shows Repeated Actions such as a habit, a hobby, a daily event, a scheduled event or something that often happens (Source) Eg: I play tennis. We also know that ...
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Using “no longer” with future events: simple, progressive, or passive?

Which of the following sentences is correct? Simple: You will no longer work your Friday shift. Progressive: You will be no longer working your Friday shift. Passive: You will no longer be worked ...
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What difference would it make if one chose not to use the past participle in the given sentence?

I had waited a minute or two after having sent you the text, and since you took over 5 minutes to respond, I went offline. I waited a minute or two after having sent you the text, and since you ...
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Did you enjoy vs Did you enjoyed [duplicate]

Did you enjoy the snow?** Did you enjoyed the snow?** What is the difference between these two sentences? For example, today it was snowing, so if I want to ask someone whether they enjoyed it, ...
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what is the place of these 2 words “known” and “preserved” in the following sentence?

what is the place of these 2 words "known" and "preserved" in the following sentence? The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains the earliest ...
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'Proved itself' or 'Proven itself'? [duplicate]

I always stuck on this. Withania somnifera has proven itself in treating depression and anxiety. OVER Withania somnifera has proved itself in ... Whether to use past participle is confusing in ...
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Regarding usage of 'are' with 3rd form of verb along with specific time

Let us suppose I am talking to a thief who steals cars daily. I ask him Yo!, at what time do you steal cars? To which he replies Cars are stolen at 1 am. Now I think that the sentence is ...
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If gone in “has been gone” is an adjective, how do I know that dispatched in “has been dispatched” is a past participle?

What structure is this sentence is? He has been gone four hours now. If 'gone' is an adjective and the sentence is in present perfect, then how will I know that 'gone' is an adjective. For ...
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Grammatical error in using 'the' after an adjective

In the sentence: "Please find attached the document containing the list of items." Is the usage of "the" after "attached" forbidden by some rule of the English language?
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Earth and Moon as seen from Mars

As seen from mars why are we using the ''seen'' form in this sentence ? what is the grammatical aspect of this ? all i know is: when we use past participle, we always need to use have or has.
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had something (cleaned or clean)?

He had the robot cleaned the house. I wanna know whether this sentence has any error for following meaning : He ordered the robot to stop on its operation. As following two have meaning like in the ...
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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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