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What's the difference between an adjective and a past participle? [duplicate]

I'm really confused about the object the doctor specialized will help you or the documents required How can I tell in the future, if I have to use the past participle or the adjective? And ...
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"He is loved", is 'loved' an adjective or a verb? [duplicate]

He is loved. This is something that I've always kind of wondered. In a sentence like this, is loved a verb or an adjective? Can it be considered either?
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I am pleased with your answer. Is "pleased" a verb or an adjective? [duplicate]

Your answer pleases me(Active voice) I am pleased with your answer.(passive voice) I think it is difficult to say whether pleased is a participle or an adjective in the ...
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How do you determine if a pre-modifying past participle is a verb or an adjective? [duplicate]

How do you determine if a past participle--when used as a pre-modifier of a noun--is a verb or an adjective? For example: a. I saw a broken vase. b. I saw a murdered man. I think broken in a. is an ...
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ED endings: Adjective or Past Participle in Perfect Tenses, Passive Voice and after To Be? [duplicate]

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this. In the passive voice, we could see sentences like these:    "The car is heated."    "His spirits are lifted."    ...
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Is "stranded" a past participle or an adjective? [duplicate]

Definition of the " leave" :to make or allow sb/sth to remain in a particular condition, place, etc. Leave the window open. (verb + object+ adjective) I Left the headlights on. ( verb + ...
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Is "labeled" an adjective or not? [duplicate]

In most dictionaries "labeled" or "labelled" isn't recognized as an adjective but there are a few who do deem it to be an adjective. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/labeled Is this correct? Or is "...
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One sentence with two meanings! "The door was locked"

I'm learning English. I think the sentence "The door was locked" has two meanings!. I'm very confused. First of all, let's look at this example: I broke the glass (Active) The glass was broken (...
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MADE - a VERB or an ADJECTIVE in the example: "This car is MADE of steel." Please, help

I understand that the word MADE is a verb by default, and this is an example with it in a passive voice: "The cars are made of steel." But can it be an adjective? As a characteristic of something, ...
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What part of speech is "surrounded" in this sentence?

"The cat was surrounded by mice." What part of speech is "surrounded" in this sentence? To me, it seems like the verb "surround" is being used as a past participle in the passive voice... hence, it's ...
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Overlapping grammatical interpretations with the verb "to be"

Consider these sentences The table is clean. The table is cleaned. The table is painted. As I understand, there are two types of sentences here. From the first example, we have a subject the table, ...
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To be scheduled: is "be" copula or passive auxiliary?

In: The patient was scheduled to receive medication daily. is "was": the main (copula) verb and "scheduled" its complement/object? Or the auxiliary of a passive voice verb group, where "scheduled"...
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Turning a noun into an adjective [duplicate]

In many grammar descriptions, it says that adjectives that end in -ed are used to describe a feeling (or how a person feels) or an emotion. It is used to describe a temporary thing. With an adjective ...
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Is "Drawn" adjective or verb in "Beth felt strangely drawn to this gentle stranger"

To feel drawn. Is "Drawn" used as an adjective or a verb in this sentence "Beth felt strangely drawn to this gentle stranger". The trick here is to identify whether "draw"...
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How to know if a past participle form used in a sentence is the adjective for the next word or not?

I've read this sentence in a book: Like most languages, C# lets you define local variables, which are named elements inside a method that each hold a piece of information. I can see this sentence in ...

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