In this sentence:

We are gathered here today.

What's the part of speech of "gathered"?

Is that sentence a simple present passive voice? If yes why do we use "today"!? Today is a signal word for present perfect. And also simple present refers to routines, but in this case..?

Thanks for your help.


It's simple present passive. "today" doesn't make it present perfect, it's just being used to be more specific, so you know what period is being referenced. If it were a week-long gathering, you could say:

We are gathered here this week.

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