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    The research is so designed that once--begun --nothing can be done to change it. a.begins b. begun
    Why we can say The meeting began at five.But we cann't "the research begins?Thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    The research is so designed that once--begun --nothing can be done to change it. a.begins b. begun
    Why we can say The meeting began at five.But we cann't "the research begins?Thanks a lot!

    "Begun" is the past participle. If it helps to insert the works "it has", do that. The sentence would be okay if it read, "The research is so designed that once it begins nothing can be done to change it."

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