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    Default Which form is it

    hello every one

    If I said the shope is closed

    It is past simple right

    The shope is the noun
    is helping verb
    closed main verb

    Like in this situation my friend and I standing in front of a store and they just close right now.

    Another question please
    we say have as main verb which mean possession
    i have a car
    he has a laptop

    When we use have had and has had
    is it when he had it and it is no longer in his possession

    And is present perfect have had , has had

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    Default re: Which form is it

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed_harbi View Post
    hello every one

    If I said the shope is closed

    It is past simple right

    The shope is the noun
    is helping verb
    closed main verb

    Like in this situation my friend and I standing in front of a store and they just close right now.

    Another question please
    we say have as main verb which mean possession
    i have a car
    he has a laptop

    When we use have had and has had
    is it when he had it and it is no longer in his possession

    And is present perfect have had , has had
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please only put one question in each thread.

    The shop is closed.
    The shop = noun
    is = third person singular present tense of the verb "to be"
    closed = adjective.
    The sentence is in the present tense.

    You can say "The shop has just closed" to mean it just closed (right now).
    The shop = noun
    has closed = present perfect
    just = adverb of time
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default re: Which form is it

    thank you sir

    roger that 1 thread 1 question .

    but i have learned that when we add ed it is the past form of regular verbs
    how can i differentiate between verb and adjective ?

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    Default Re: Which form is it

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed_harbi View Post
    Thank you. sir Inappropriate. emsr2d2 is female.

    Roger that: 1 thread 1 question.

    But I have learned that when we add 'ed' it is the past form of regular verbs.
    How can I differentiate between verb and adjective?
    Always capitalise I and the first word of every sentence.

    Note my corrections to your punctuation.

    The context tells you whether it's a verb or an adjective.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Which form is it

    Some adjectives end "-ed" too. As Rover said, the context will help you to work out which one it is.

    I damaged the door. ("damaged" is the simple past)
    The door is damaged. ("damaged" is an adjective).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Which form is it

    The door was damaged by the explosion. - 'damaged' is the third form (past participle) of the verb in a passive construction.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 03-Dec-2012 at 11:05. Reason: typo

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