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    Question a cared husband

    Hi there!

    I know that 'a caring husband' is correct, but can we say 'a cared husband' ?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: a cared husband

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    Hi there!

    I know that 'a caring husband' is correct, but can we say 'a cared husband' ? No, but you can say 'a husband who (cares)(cared)'.

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: a cared husband

    xpert, a "cared husband" wouldn't even mean the same. A "caring husband", well, HE is caring. A "cared husband", he is being cared by SOMEONE. It's not as it makes sense or anything, but oh well, it sounds strange even in its own structure.

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    Re: a cared husband

    Quote Originally Posted by Luka Nieto View Post
    xpert, a "cared husband" wouldn't even mean the same. A "caring husband", well, HE is caring. A "cared husband", he is being cared by SOMEONE. It's not as it makes sense or anything, but oh well, it sounds strange even in its own structure.
    A 'cared-for' husband is being cared for by someone else, such as his wife.

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