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    “ABCS is a company that specialises in the provision of customised gift and souvenirs”

    In this sentence why it has been written as “customised Gift”? Can’t we say customise Gift?


    Please tell me the grammar rule.

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    hi english_learn

    As a NES, but not a teacher - two comments:

    1. I assume that you mean "gifts" rather than "gift".
    2. I believe that "customise", unlike "customised", is a verb, which I wouldn't use to qualify a noun.

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    I could not get you sorry..
    I meant about "
    customised".

    why we can not use "customise"?

    There is a another example I have seen just a mintute as below.


    “I am going to take remaining entitled leaves from this week”
    Why we can’t say “entitle” rather than “entitled”?


    which area of grammar I have to refer on this?





    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    hi english_learn

    As a NES, but not a teacher - two comments:

    1. I assume that you mean "gifts" rather than "gift".
    2. I believe that "customise", unlike "customised", is a verb, which I wouldn't use to qualify a noun.

    Regards
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    #4

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    Hi english_learn

    Maybe I didn't make it clear enough, previously:

    See: adjective - definition of adjective by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Adjectives/adjectival phrases are used to qualify nouns.
    "Customised" in your example is used to qualify the noun "gift(s)".

    "Customise" is a transitive [i.e. subject+verb+object] verb (see: customize - definition of customize by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.) which, as such, is not used to qualify a noun.

    Hoe this helps clarify the situation.
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    Route 21 is correct.

    Customise is a verb. Customised is an adjective. You cannot use a verb to modify a noun. For that purpose we use adjectives. You may say:

    1) We customise gifts.
    2) We offer customised gifts.

    In sentence 1, gifts is the object of the verb customise. In sentence 2, the adjective customised modifies the noun gifts. You can't write 'customise' in this sentence because it already has another verb (offer). You can't have two verbs in the same clause.

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    ManjushaNambiar, I agree with your answer up to this point:
    You can't have two verbs in the same clause.
    Some learners might be confused by this. There are a number of verbs in this clause:

    I have been wanting to learn to fly for a long time.

    There is also he perhaps picky point that present and past participles, which can be used as adjectives, are in some ways parts of verbs.

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    English_learn, please always give your thread a title that explains the nature of your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    English_learn, please always give your thread a title that explains the nature of your question.
    And please don't use a title that shuts out many non-teachers, some of whom give very useful advice in these threads.

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    Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by ManjushaNambiar View Post
    Route 21 is correct.

    Customise is a verb. Customised is an adjective. You cannot use a verb to modify a noun. For that purpose we use adjectives. You may say:

    1) We customise gifts.
    2) We offer customised gifts.

    In sentence 1, gifts is the object of the verb customise. In sentence 2, the adjective customised modifies the noun gifts. You can't write 'customise' in this sentence because it already has another verb (offer). You can't have two verbs in the same clause.

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