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    Sentence correction

    I have used past participle (terrorized,summered ,stormed and seen ) in following sentences.are all my following sentence correct ? Please solve my problem.


    1- In Afghanistan Reporters have seen a group of terrorized people.

    2- They have brought summered animals to bathe

    3- He was stuck in stormed building.

    4- I made list of seen movies.

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    Lightbulb Re: Sentence correction

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post

    1- In Afghanistan Reporters have seen a group of terrorized people.
    **** Learner


    In Afghanistan, reporters have seen a group of people who've been terrorized.

    ^ I think this is the proper use of the perfect tense, and perhaps one of the teachers or the native speakers might give a better answer than my own.

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    Re: Sentence correction

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    I have used past participle (terrorized,summered ,stormed and seen ) in following sentences.are all my following sentence correct ? Please solve my problem.


    1- In Afghanistan Reporters have seen a group of terrorized people. (See easybreakable's response)

    2- They have brought summered animals to bathe What is a "summered animal"?

    3- He was stuck in stormed building. "...stuck in a building damaged by the (OR "a") storm".

    4- I made list of seen movies. ".. a list of movies I have seen".
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    Re: Sentence correction

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post


    1- In Afghanistan Reporters have seen a group of terrorized people.

    2- They have brought summered animals to bathe

    3- He was stuck in stormed building.

    4- I made list of seen movies.

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) Great question! I, too, am waiting for a teacher to answer you.

    (2) I think that I understand your question:

    Reporters saw a group of people who had been terrorized (by some people).

    Thus: Reporters saw a group of terrorized people.

    I think it works in that sentence.

    They brought summered animals to bathe

    I have no idea what you mean by "summered animals." Do those animals have something to do with the season of summer?

    He was stuck in a building that had been stormed (by the police, the terrorists, etc.)

    I do not know whether you can refer to a "stormed building."

    Yet, I think (repeat: think) you could say "He was stuck in the raided building."

    I made a list of the movies that I have seen

    I do not know whether you can refer to "seen movies."

    Yet, I think (repeat: think) that you could say "I made a list of previously seen movies."

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    Re: Sentence correction

    Thanks for expressing your view on

    a building has been stormed by police (it is right according to you )
    then why we can not use stormed building ( a building which has been stormed by police just like terrorized people )
    I am waiting your response

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    Re: Sentence correction

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    Thanks for expressing your view on

    a building has been stormed by police (it is right according to you )
    then why we can not use stormed building ( a building which has been stormed by police just like terrorized people ) One reason would be for the reason that I misunderstood your meaning, as a reference to a building damaged by a storm.
    I am waiting your response
    b.

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    Re: Sentence correction

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    then why we can not use stormed building ( a building which has been stormed by police just like terrorized people )
    I am waiting your response

    I, too, am waiting for a teacher to answer your great question. I want to know.

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    summered animals

    You also say ,what is summered animals

    See following sentence

    1-Animals are wintered inside on straw. (Winter means- to keep animal some where
    during winter)
    In same way ,we can also write
    Animals are summered inside . (Summer- to keep animals somewhere during
    summer)
    So from there i used summered animals.

    next you say

    reporters saw a group of people who have been terrorized .(according to you, it
    should be)

    Sir i also agree to it but why (reporters have seen a group of terrorized people) is wrong
    There are following some sentences .According to you all must be wrong
    1- They found a murdered boy inside building.


    2- Frightened birds were kept in cage by Fowler .
    But these two sentences are perfectly correct then why mine.

    According to you,i think it should be like this
    they found a boy who has been murdered
    Fowler kept birds which were frightened
    But sir my written sentences are also perfectly correct.
    Please sir
    i think now you must have got my problem .please solve it.

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    Re: summered animals

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    You also say ,what is summered animals

    See following sentence

    1-Animals are wintered inside on straw. (Winter means- to keep animal some where
    during winter)
    In same way ,we can also write
    Animals are summered inside . (Summer- to keep animals somewhere during
    summer)
    So from there i used summered animals.

    next you say

    reporters saw a group of people who have been terrorized .(according to you, it
    should be)

    Sir i also agree to it but why (reporters have seen a group of terrorized people) is wrong
    There are following some sentences .According to you all must be wrong
    1- They found a murdered boy inside building.


    2- Frightened birds were kept in cage by Fowler .
    But these two sentences are perfectly correct then why mine.

    According to you,i think it should be like this
    they found a boy who has been murdered
    Fowler kept birds which were frightened
    But sir my written sentences are also perfectly correct.
    Please sir
    i think now you must have got my problem .please solve it.

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I am disappointed that no teachers have answered you (and me) yet.

    (2) Let me share a few ideas (these are not answers).

    (3) I apologize for not making my ideas clearer.

    (4) You are 100% correct: The reporters saw some terrorized people.

    I was trying to explain that the sentence was probably a shorter way to

    say "The reporters saw some people who had been terrorized."

    (a) In other words, English often lets you take a past participle and use it as an

    adjective.

    (i) For example: King X is beloved by his people. We can also say: The beloved

    king will speak to his people tonight."

    (5) Yes, "The murdered boy was only 18 years old" is a perfect sentence. I was

    just trying to explain that the long way to say this would be: The boy who was

    murdered was only ...."

    (6) Regarding "summered animals," I shall only say this: As you know, in the year of

    2011, there are many Englishes. That is, people in the world speak different kinds of

    English. If English-speaking people in your country are comfortable with "summered animals,"

    then it is correct for them. (I think that almost all Americans would not say "summered

    animals"). Personally, I like "Animals are summered inside." That's a nice way to

    use the English language. Americans might not use that kind of sentence, but as I said there are now many Englishes.
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    (7) Last night, I thought about your "stormed building" question. Here are a few comments (not answers):

    (a) It seems that the past participles of some verbs cannot be used as an adjective.
    You can say "The building was stormed by the terrorists," but I do not think that you can say "Many people were inside the stormed building." It just doesn't sound right -- at least to me.

    You would have to find another past participle. Maybe something like:

    Fifteen minutes ago, 100 terrorists stormed the embassy and took control of it.
    Army troops have just arrived and are surrounding the captured building.

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    Re: Sentence correction

    Thank you, Parser
    I hope any teacher definitely help both of us .i thank you for showing interest in my questions.From your answering ,one thing i got to understand that each verb can not be made
    participle to behave as adjective when it is used with noun, unless it sounds perfect.

    Actually friend ,i am writing a script for Hollywood movie,being an Indian.I have learnt almost a
    complete dictionary but while writing script i faced problem of past participle.you are American you know the far better than Indian.i hope you will help me.

    One thing,you must clear to me any how
    Can i use past participle of any verb with noun if it sounds perfect .ex cleaned sofa,taken items,sent mails,.
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