I have already searched some questions such as

"has changed" or "had changed" or "was changed"?

"Has been changed" or "has changed"?

But I am still confused. If there is a sentence like

  1. My wallet is changed.
  2. My wallet changed.

Which one is correct? Can both be correct?

  • One changed is being used adjectivally, and the other as a regular verb. They mean different things, but are both grammatical. – Jason Bassford Aug 10 '20 at 17:31
  • ... Rather, although the examples seem quirky, 'my wallet is changed' may mean 'my wallet is [somehow] different' but can also mean 'my wallet is exchanged', the transformational passive. 'I go to the counter, showing them the broken zip, and without any fuss, my wallet is changed.' – Edwin Ashworth Aug 11 '20 at 14:28

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