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    #1

    past participle

    Can one say:
    1-The car repaired is mine.
    instead of:
    1a-The car being repaired is mine.

    Can one say:
    2-The car repaired in that garage is mine.
    instead of:
    2a-The car being repaired in that garage is mine.

    In all cases the car is in the process of being repaired now.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: past participle

    Then your 'a' versions are appropriate; the red versions are not.

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