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    Thanks.
    Are these correct? What do these mean?
    1. The man is not subject to specific court conditions.
    2. The man is not subjected to specific court conditions. (This is a to-be sentence, how do I know if I need to add -ed or not?)

    3. The car appear wiped out. (Is this incorrect? Is it b/c the verb is incorrect? 'The car appeared to be wiped out.' )

    4. The car appeared wiped out.

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    1. The man is not subject to specific court conditions. (conditional upon)
    2. The man is not subjected to specific court conditions. (made liable; exposed)


    3. The car appear wiped out. (Not OK)

    'appear' is a verb, so it should agree in number with its subject:

    EX: The car appears wiped out.


    4. The car appeared wiped out. (OK)

    'appeared' is a past tense verb.


    Note, appear (to be). 'to be' is often omitted.

    EX: The car appears (to be) wiped out.
    EX: The car appeared (to be) wiped out.

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    1. The man is not subject to specific court conditions. (conditional upon)
    2. The man is not subjected to specific court conditions. (made liable; exposed)


    What do you mean by 'conditional upon' and 'made liable;exposed'? Can you give me some exmaples? Thanks.

    Are these correct? What do they mean?
    1. The man is not subject to specific court conditions if he did this. (conditional upon)
    2. The man is not subject to specific court conditions if he do this. (conditional upon)

    3. The man is not subjected to specific court conditions if he did this.
    4. The man is not subjected to specific court conditions if he do this.

    Prepositions (i.e., beyond) don't usually function as adjectives.
    5. This is a chain reaction. (Is 'chain' an adjective? Why isn't it 'chained' then? Or is it a preposition? How do you know?
    6. This is a chained reaction.

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    About subject and subjected, please investigate this topic on your own. It would be within your best interest to start thinking about how words are used, and to learn how the dictionary works. Use the free, online dictionary OneLook.

    5. This is a chain reaction. (Adjective in form and function)
    6. This is a chained reaction. => (participle in function)

    5a. The reaction is a chain.
    6a. The reaction is chained.

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    Thanks. OneLook is very useful. I'll look that up. I just wasn't sure if 'subject' and 'subjected' could be used like that.

    Okay, I've looked up 'welcome' in the dictionary and I think 'welcome' is the right word here. But I'm am stll not too sure.
    1. You are welcomed back. (I can't figure out If I need to add -ed or not. If I am not supposed to add it, why? 'You're welcomed by Jack.' <--This have -ed?)
    2. You are welcome back. (Okay, I think I know why this is right now. Is it because 'welcome' is an adjective and 'welcomed' is an verb?)

    3. The changes they had made were to be welcomed. (I know 'welcomed' is correct because it is an to-be sentence but what's the subject and verb for this sentence? Thanks.)

    What do these mean?
    4. He is not subject to local laws. (Under the authority of laws?)
    5. He is not subjected to local laws. (Does this mean 'He is not exposed to local laws.'? )

    6. This is a chain reaction. (I tried OneLook and it doesn't say anything about 'chain' being an adjective. How can I find out if a word can act as an adjective or not without adding -ed?)
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    1. You are welcome. (Adjective)
    2. You are (being) welcomed by Jack. (Participle; Passive: 'are -ed')

    3. The changes (that) they had made were to be welcomed.

    SUBJECT TEST
    Q: What were to be welcomed?
    A: The changes (that) they had made. (Subject)

    6. This is a chain reaction. (Adjective)

    'chain' is a noun in form. That's what the dictionary will tell you. To find out its function, you have to test it, like this,

    ADJECTIVE TEST
    Q: What kind of reaction?
    A: A chain reaction. (Adjective)

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    "This film is playing in select cities." &lt;--correct? why? What does it mean? This would mean special, smart cities.
    "This film is playing in selected cities." &lt;--correct? why? What does it mean? This would mean cities that they have chosen.
    I sitll don't really get the difference in meaning between these two:
    1. This film is playing in select cities. (This is chosen and in smart cities?)
    2. This film is playing in selected cities. (This is chosen and in smart cites too?)

    What do these mean?
    3. On display at select sores.
    4. On display at selected sores.

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    select: exclusive
    selected: were chosen

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    Are these correct? If not, why?
    1. I didn't catch what you said.
    2. I didn't catch what you say. (If this is incorrect, why?)

    3. To call park a call, press 567. (How come 'park' doesn't need to be an adjective?)
    4. To call parked a call, press 567. (If this is wrong, why?)

    5. You have a call parked on line 567.
    6. You have a call park on line 567. (This is wrong, is it because 'park' is not an adjective?)


    Last edited by jack; 01-Dec-2004 at 07:46.

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    1. is correct; 2. is incorrect; i.e., didn't hear what was said/spoken/uttered at the time. Sentence 3. and onward have me confused. I don't know what 'call a park' means, sorry.


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