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    Question Help With Adjectives!!

    Hi everyone

    Please can you help me - I need to know what the adjective is for 'sponsor'?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    Default Re: Help With Adjectives!!

    It can be either sponsoring (the sponsoring company) or sponsored (the company-sponsored event).

    At least I think so.

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    Exclamation Re: Help With Adjectives!!

    If it refers to the person or organization who is the *sponsor, you would use "sponsoring": "Ford Motor Company is the sponsoring organization" (but this is not the most common usage - more common would be "Ford Motor Co. [is the sponsor of/sponsors/is sponsoring] this team/TV program/performance.")

    If it refers to a person, TV program, performance (etc.) that is the beneficiary of a sponsorship (official support by a *sponsor) the [predicate] adjective you need is "sponsored": "The team is [being] sponsored by Ford Motor Company."

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    Default Re: Help With Adjectives!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Maralai View Post
    If it refers to the person or organization who is the *sponsor, you would use "sponsoring": "Ford Motor Company is the sponsoring organization" (but this is not the most common usage - more common would be "Ford Motor Co. [is the sponsor of/sponsors/is sponsoring] this team/TV program/performance.")

    If it refers to a person, TV program, performance (etc.) that is the beneficiary of a sponsorship (official support by a *sponsor) the [predicate] adjective you need is "sponsored": "The team is [being] sponsored by Ford Motor Company."

    M.
    One correction: In your second paragraph "sponsored" is not a predicate adjective; it is part of a passive voice construction. The past participial adjective form would be:

    Thanks to support from XYZ corporation, tonight's gala is a sponsored event.

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