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    a. This appears to be a shot man.
    b. This appear to be a man shot.
    c. This appears to be a man, shot.

    The first one seems to be wrong. The second one seems like something one would say when watching footage of someone getting shot. The third one seems like one is saying two seperate things (This appears to be a man and he appears to have been shot). Is my analysis correct?

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    a. This appears to be a shot man.
    b. This appear to be a man shot.
    c. This appears to be a man, shot.

    If 'a' is said on its own then, although it may be correct, it is not usual - "....a man who has been shot." is better. If in a scene where a lot of injured lie around then someone may just be saying: a shot man, a knifed man, a strangled man, and so on.
    'b' is wrong - appears. Then see below.
    'c' is right. But equally "...man, who appears to be shot/ appears to have been shot".

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    Thanks a lot Apex2000,
    The missing 's' in b was a typo. I am really sorry about it because I really want to know if that sentence is correct or not.

    b. This appears to be a man shot.

    I think without a comma before 'shot' the sentence doesn't work, unless we are watching a man get shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azz View Post
    Thanks a lot Apex2000,
    The missing 's' in b was a typo. I am really sorry about it because I really want to know if that sentence is correct or not.

    b. This appears to be a man shot.

    I think without a comma before 'shot' the sentence doesn't work, unless we are watching a man get shot.
    b. Is not wrong (with the 's' and with a comma after 'man'). One can imagine as, apex 2000 said, a scene with several injured people lying around, policemen going from one to the other saying this sort of thing.

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    Thank you Bhaisahab.
    A comma would transform b into c. But is b correct as it is, without a comma.

    b. This appears to be a man shot.

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    Default Re: adjective/

    Quote Originally Posted by azz View Post
    Thank you Bhaisahab.
    A comma would transform b into c. But is b correct as it is, without a comma.

    b. This appears to be a man shot.
    Yes it is.
    Compare:
    Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.

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