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    Default stative verbs

    'was' is a stative verb but when it's combined with 'born' does it still have the same function- 'was born'.

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    Yes, it still represents a state, not an action.

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    Default Re: stative verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by phyllis
    'was' is a stative verb but when it's combined with 'born' does it still have the same function- 'was born'.
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    Default Re: stative verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by phyllis
    'was' is a stative verb but when it's combined with 'born' does it still have the same function- 'was born'.
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    Default Re: stative verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by phyllis
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by phyllis
    'was' is a stative verb but when it's combined with 'born' does it still have the same function- 'was born'.
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    'was' remains stative. 'born' functions as an adjective. It doesn't or rather cannot change the meaning of 'was'.

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