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    #1

    Smile the use of remain and glue

    If using in the Past Tense,
    1. He just remained glued to the ground dumbly.
    2. He just remained glue to the ground dumbly.

    Which one is correct?

    If using in the Present Tense,
    1. He just remains glued to the ground dumbly.
    2. He just remains glue to the ground dumbly.

    What about in this case? Which is correct?
    Would someone clarify what tense to use along with the word "remained" and "remain"?
    Thanks.



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    Re: the use of remain and glue

    'remained' and 'remain' function as linking verbs, which means 'glued' should end in -ed because it is functioning as an adjective:

    1. He just remained glued to the ground dumbly.

    1. He just remains glued to the ground dumbly.

    Test for Linking Verbs
    He is glued to the ground. ('is' is a linking verb)
    He seems glued to the ground. ('seems' is a linking verb, and it can only occur with adjectives)



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