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