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    It's a city famed for its ski slopes and casinos.

    Hello all,

    "His famed calmness temporarily deserted him."
    "It's a city famed for its ski slopes and casinos."

    "Famed" is an adjective which means that something/someone is known or familiar to many people. In my second sentence, I believe that the "famed" has modified the "city" but I don't understand why "famed" is used after city in my second sentence where it should be used before city as I think. Please help to clarify this.

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    Re: It's a city famed for its ski slopes and casinos.

    It's a contracted form of It's a city which is famed for its ski slopes.
    Another example: Most of the food grown here is exported, from Most of the food which is grown here is exported.

    You have reduced the relative clause so it's not an adjective, but the passive form of the verb which uses the past participle.

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    Re: It's a city famed for its ski slopes and casinos.

    Now I got how it was used in the sentence. To be honest, I found those two sentences in my dictionary because I had come across the word "famed". You have said that it was used as the past participle in my sentence. But in the dictionary, it was used as an adjective. I can't understand it. Perhaps "famed" sometimes is used as an adjective and sometimes used as the past participle, isn't it?

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    Re: It's a city famed for its ski slopes and casinos.

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Now I got how it was used in the sentence. To be honest, I found those two sentences in my dictionary because I had come across the word "famed". You have said that it was used as the past participle in my sentence. But in the dictionary, it was used as an adjective. I can't understand it. Perhaps "famed" sometimes is used as an adjective and sometimes used as the past participle, isn't it?
    Participles are often used as adjectives.

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