[I'm not much of an expert in English usage, just an armchair boffin, so I hope I'm not out of line asking what may be a dumb question, to the regulars here...]
I am trying to figure out the form of the verb entered in a passage such as:
"Did John make the cut?"
"Yes, he is entered in the race as the eighth man."
Obviously, John was entered into the race in the past but it isn't past participle ("he has been entered"; "he was entered") and it certainly isn't past tense ("he entered"). In fact, in this usage, it is essentially an adjective.
Is this a form that I am not familiar with or is it just bad English (albeit in somewhat common use)?