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    I have a doubt with the meaning of ''sought''. I looked in dictionary and it gave me the meaning of a verb...but in the sentence wich contains the verb it seems to be an adjective, if i'm right>> ''The Painter in Oil has become one of the most sought after books on technique and the science of painting''. Any explanation with examples, if it's possible?

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    Hello Carmenn,

    "Sought" is the past tense and past participle of "seek", e.g.

    1. I am seeking a solution => I sought a solution.
    2. I have sought a solution for a long time.

    "Sought-after" can also serve as an adjective, e.g.

    2. That book is much sought-after.

    which means "many people are seeking that book".

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    Perfect reply . Thank you.

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