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    Revolted

    Hello, this is Andréa from Brazil.

    Can the past participle "revolted" be used as an adjective ?
    Eg: They are revolted teenagers (I mean teenagers who don´t want to obey rules, orders) . Or would it be better to say "rebellious teenagers" ?

    - And can you use the verb "to ask for" with "divorce" ?

    For example: Since Jane is not happy with her marriage, she will ASK FOR THE DIVORCE ?

    Thanks,

    Andrea.

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    The word revolting is used as an adjective, but as far as I know, revolted is not. The word rebellious should do just fine in describing teenagers who don't want to obey the rules.

    In this country, when someone wants to get out of a marriage he or she will ask for a divorce.

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    I agree with Ron- revolted is generally used as a past participle. The present particple, revolting, is used as an adjective but it means 'digusting' or 'horrible'.

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