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    Quietly spoken

    He's a tall, quietly spoken, but imposing figure.

    this example came from Longman dictionary. I'm not familiar with ........ , adverb + p.p , ...... . structure. How "spoken" can refer to the person.? Can you give me more example?

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    Re: Quietly spoken

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    He's a tall, quietly spoken, but imposing figure.

    This example came from Longman dictionary. I'm not familiar with ........ , adverb + p.p , ...... . structure. How can "spoken" can refer to the a person? Can you give me more examples?

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    hanks.
    Please see my amendments above in red.

    If a person is "quietly spoken", they speak quietly [almost] all the time. This is similar to "well dressed" or "nicely spoken" and many others.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Quietly spoken

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    He's a tall, quietly spoken, but imposing figure.

    this example came from Longman dictionary. I'm not familiar with ........ , adverb + p.p , ...... . structure. How "spoken" can refer to the person.? Can you give me more example?

    thanks


    "Soft spoken" is more common than "quietly spoken", at least in AmE.

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    Re: Quietly spoken

    You are quite right. All of your amendments are absolutely correct. I was being rather hasty.
    Thanks again.

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