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    Past participle problem

    On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 9:31 AM, ONKAR SINGH @ UsingEnglish.com ESL Forum <onkar_gnit001@rediff.com> wrote:
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    i have problem when i use past participle of any verb with noun.i know past participle will act as a adjective or adverb when it is used with noun like described war,murdered child etc.
    � But my problem is following.Can i use past participial of any verb .with noun which neither acting as adjective or adverb?
    � which one of following is correct

    1- Brought items were put in bag.
    2-Story of a killed boy
    3- forwarded mails have been received
    � � In above given example ,i tried to use passive sense of noun.Can i use this with every type of noun which gives meaning.
    � � �Please solve my problem .Requesting you.

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    Re: Past participle problem

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 9:31 AM, ONKAR SINGH @ UsingEnglish.com ESL Forum <onkar_gnit001@rediff.com> wrote:
    Sir
    Now
    i have problem when i use past participle of any verb with noun.i know past participle will act as a adjective or adverb when it is used with noun like described war,murdered child etc.
    � But my problem is following. Can i use past participial of any verb .with noun which neither acting as adjective or adverb?
    You can be sure that the noun will not be acting as an adjective or adverb.
    � which one of following is correct

    1- Brought items were put in bag.
    2-Story of a killed boy
    3- forwarded mails have been received
    These past participles are all adjectives.
    � � In above given example ,i tried to use passive sense of noun.
    Nouns don't have a passive sense. Sentences 1 and 3 are in the passive voice. 2 isn't a sentence.

    Can i use this with every type of noun which gives meaning.
    � � �Please solve my problem .Requesting you.
    Your question is unclear. You seem to be asking whether you can use any past participal with a noun without it being an adjective.
    But in the examples you've given, the past participles (which I have bolded) are all adjectives.

    It would be better if you used full proper sentences as your examples.
    What is it you want to know?

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