- For Teachers
is not broke.mp3
Does he say 'the car is not broke'? Why is it not 'the car is not broken'?
The car broke down and had to be towed from the side of the road. -- This is a very normal thing to say.
On no - your front left headlight is broken.
I agree that a car is too large to be "broken" though parts of it may be.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
And when it keeps breaking down it's sold for scrap and taken to a breaker's yard;... where it's broken up. (Don't blame me, I just speak it! )
It also refers to an expression: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.