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    Default depressed: a verb or an adjective

    Thousands of immigrant and Spanish families are in the same situation as a result of the severe economic crisis, which has driven up unemployment to the highest level in Europe, depressed wages, and prompted a raft of austerity measures introduced by the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of the rightwing People’s Party.

    What is the role of "depressed" here? Is it a verb or an adjective?

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    Default Re: depressed: a verb or an adjective

    driven, depressed and prompted are all past participles attached to the auxiliary has. The crisis has kept wages low.

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    Default Re: depressed: a verb or an adjective

    What is it connected to and what does that make it?

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    Default Re: depressed: a verb or an adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What is it connected to and what does that make it?
    I see it now.
    "which has driven/depressed/prompted"

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    Default Re: depressed: a verb or an adjective

    Yup

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