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    What is the participle for the verb 'born'?

    Dear English Teacher,

    I would like to know what is the participle form for the verb 'born'?

    As i the examples below :

    I was borned in the year 1945.
    He was borned to be a creative person. / He was borned to be creative.
    They had a brainstorming session and a new idea was borned.

    Should the verb in those sentences above be 'borned' or 'born'?

    And another question :
    Is the word 'borned' a valid word or has it been wrongly assumed as the participle of the verb 'born'?

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Thank you and Best regards,
    tctheman38

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    Re: What is the participle for the verb 'born'?

    'Born' is the correct form in those examples- it is the past participle. The verb is bear/bore/born.


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    Re: What is the participle for the verb 'born'?

    Your child will bear/born next month.

    bear or born?
    I thought, it supposed to be `born' but you told the `born' is a past participle. So I think there should be the base verb `bear'.

    Am I right?
    Please help me.

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    Re: What is the participle for the verb 'born'?

    You are correct. Use the present "bear" to form the simple future tense: Your daughter will bear a child next month.

    However, if you intended to use the passive voice, will be, as in "your child WILL BE born next month," then use the past participle.

    Ikia

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