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    I am bankrupted

    Is it correct to say I am bankrupted instead of I am bankrupt? Why?

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    Re: I am bankrupted

    I am bankrupt. "Bankrupt" is the normal adjective form of the word.

    "The ex-wife bankrupted me" is possible.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 06-Mar-2012 at 21:09. Reason: Fixed minor typo

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    Re: I am bankrupted

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Is it correct to say I am bankrupted instead of I am bankrupt? Why?
    You could say "I have been bankrupted".

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    #4

    Re: I am bankrupted

    So only in the passive form would be correct?

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    #5

    Re: I am bankrupted

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    So only in the passive form would be correct?
    Did you read SoothingDave's post?

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    #6

    Re: I am bankrupted

    Hi madam.
    Why this sentence is wrong : "I am bankrupted". instead of "I have been bankrupted"? Can't we say he was killed or he is killed?

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    Re: I am bankrupted

    Quote Originally Posted by sumon. View Post
    Hi madam.
    Why this sentence is wrong : "I am bankrupted". instead of "I have been bankrupted"? Can't we say he was killed or he is killed?
    Because we already have an adjective form, "bankrupt." We do, in English, sometimes use the past participle like an adjective. But not when we already have a common, perfectly good word.

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