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    past participle in passive sentences

    Do we have to use the third verb form(past participle) of a verb in passive sentence like this:

    -as shown here

    -this is a song written by whose name is unknown

    -it's a broken leg

    or just let me ask it in another way
    Why do we use past participles here and not simple past form?

    Thanks for your help

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    Re: past participle in passive sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by egerol1 View Post
    Do we have to use the third verb form(past participle) of a verb in passive sentence like this:

    -as shown here

    -this is a song written by whose name is unknown

    -it's a broken leg

    or just let me ask it in another way
    Why do we use past participles here and not simple past form?

    Thanks for your help
    These are not sentences, neither are they passive. The second one makes no sense at all.

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