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    #1

    seen them beaten up

    A-I have seen them beaten up.
    This sentence can mean:
    1-I have seen them get beaten up. ie. the process of their getting beaten up
    but can it also mean
    2-I have seen them after they had been beaten up. ie. I have seen them in a "beaten up state".

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    #2

    Re: seen them beaten up

    I would read "I have seen them beaten up" as meaning "I watched as they were getting beaten up". Other meanings might become apparent with additional context.

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    #3
    The first is the natural assumption, but the second is a possible meaning.

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