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    Participle as a verb or adjective

    I'm having troubles parsing this sentence.

    Mobile was one of the hardest hit by the storm.

    is hit acting as a verb in the passive here or as a participle acting as an adjective?

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    Re: Participle as a verb or adjective

    There it's an adjective. If it were a verb, the order would be different:

    Mobile was hit the hardest.


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    Re: Participle as a verb or adjective

    Thanks! So its a participle right?

    To be honest Im almost always confused as to when a participle is a participle and not just a plain old verb

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