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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Default past participle

    Which are correct:

    1-A beaten man came in.
    2-A very beaten man came in.
    3-A much beaten man came in.
    4-A very much beaten man came in.

    5-That man is beaten.
    6That man is very beaten.
    7-That man is much beaten.
    8-That man is very much beaten.

    "Beaten" here is supposed to mean "physically beaten" and not "defeated".

    I think since "beaten" is a past partciple all of these sentences should technically work. (One could replace "man" with "car" and "beaten" with "damaged") But I am not sure any of them are idiomatic.

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    Default Re: past participle

    None of the examples with "much" are correct.

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