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    be impregnated with

    The paper has been impregnated with perfume.
    The paper is impregnated with perfume.
    Of course they have different meanings, could somebody explain it to me?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: be impregnated with

    Quote Originally Posted by yuhan View Post
    The paper has been impregnated with perfume.
    The paper is impregnated with perfume.
    Of course they have different meanings, could somebody explain it to me?
    Thanks a lot.
    It's simply a matter of viewpoint.
    The paper has been impregnated with perfume. 'has been impregnated' is a verbal form. The emphasis is on what has been done to the paper.
    The paper is impregnated with perfume. 'impregnated' is a participial adjective. The emphasis is on describing the state of the paper.


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    Re: be impregnated with

    Very good explanation, thanks.

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