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    Liekem Guest

    Default verb as adjective?

    Sometimes I get confused about the English verbs. Could someone explain to me the difference between the following two sentences:

    "The miners have worked in the mine."
    "The miners are discontented and have gone on strike."

    Why does the second sentence use "are" instead of "have" before "discontented".

    A question about the passive voice. Why is the following sentence a passive voice anyway?

    "A large part of the book is devoted to a description of the scenery."

    Thanks in advance for the answer.

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    Default Re: verb as adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Liekem View Post
    Sometimes I get confused about the English verbs. Could someone explain to me the difference between the following two sentences:

    "The miners have worked in the mine."
    "The miners are discontented and have gone on strike."

    Why does the second sentence use "are" instead of "have" before "discontented".
    'Discontented' is an adjective meaning 'unhappy/dissatisfied'.

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