we are arguing about whether the sentence "my problem solved" is Correct or not? If NOT so what's wrong with it? my friends are saying that the correct form is "my problem got solved" but I'm saying it means something else and I want to know exactly what's wrong whit my own sentence.
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Your problem is that "solve" in the way you are trying to use it is a transitive verb, in which case you need an object. In your "sentence" (see comments) "problem" would act as a subject, which is not what you mean: it would instead mean that your problem solved something else. So you either need to use the passive form:
My problem is solved
or you make a more detailed sentence:
The latest update solved my problem
Of course you can use the expression "problem solved" with nothing else, which is OK because it actually means "(the) problem (is) solved".
Notice, finally, that "solve" can be both transitive and intransitive. Its intransitive form can be used for instance in maths:
Solve this equation for X
However, I can only find this in the Merriam-Webster: