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    If 'ran' is the past tense of 'run' then why is it that I hear 'run' being used instead of 'ran' in such sentences as:


    'A dictatorship is a country which is run by a dictator'


    should'nt 'ran' be used in the above sentence?

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    Re: Run

    Quote Originally Posted by AH020387 View Post
    If 'ran' is the past tense of 'run' then why is it that I hear 'run' being used instead of 'ran' in such sentences as:


    'A dictatorship is a country which is run by a dictator'


    Shouldn't 'ran' be used in the above sentence?
    No, it's a present tense sentence.

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    Re: Run

    It's passive, which is formed with BE + past participle.
    The past participle of RUN is run

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