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    Squatting

    People have squatted the state own land.

    People have squatted in an old state own house.


    Can you tell me the transitive one and intransitive one?

    The first has a transitive verb and the second one has a intransitive verb, I believed.

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    Re: Squatting

    Your are correct. But I have never seen "squat" used as a transitive verb before. It sounds odd.

    And it is "owned" land/house, not "own" land.

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    Re: Squatting

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Your are correct. But I have never seen "squat" used as a transitive verb before. It sounds odd.

    And it is "owned" land/house, not "own" land.
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    You own a land.
    It is your property.
    So the land is own by SoothingDave.

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    Re: Squatting

    No, the land is "owned." Past participles are used as adjectives.

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    Re: Squatting

    It should be "People have squatted on the state-owned land."

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    Re: Squatting

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    It should be "People have squatted on the state-owned land."
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    In America and the UK, the TV network is independent. Some countries doesn't have independent TV.
    Is it state-owned TV? or state-own TV.

    Owned is the past tense of the verb own. Government is still owns TV.
    It should be state-own TV, I beleived.

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    Re: Squatting

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    Some countries doesn't have independent TV.
    Is it state-owned TV? or state-own TV.
    state-owned. It is owned by the state.

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    Re: Squatting

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
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    In America and the UK, the TV network is independent. Some countries doesn't have independent TV.
    Is it state-owned TV? or state-own TV.

    Owned is the past tense of the verb own. Government is still owns TV.
    It should be state-own TV, I beleived.
    I already told you that past participles are used as adjectives. That means "owned."

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