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    Question about "ed" ending in some sentences?

    When I read some sentences, I become confused. I see some words in the sentences, which is end on "ed". Sometimes, I start thinking, that this is past simple tense. Sometimes, when I wrote some sentences, I write some words with the "ed" ending too. But I did it clearly intuitively (on a hunch).

    For example (some of native speakers, who gave me reply for my question, he wrote):

    Example: "I'm not surprised that you're confused." (Why we can't write without "ed", e.g. "I'm not surprise that you're confuse)

    Another example: "But it's almost always included in English." (Why we can't write without "ed", e.g. But it's almost always include in English)

    Another example: "It is always required when used this way." (Why we can't write without "ed", e.g. , It is always require when use this way)

    Another example: "Present Perfect - a completed action without a SPECIFIC time in the past" (Why we can't write without "ed", e.g.Present Perfect - a complete action without.... )

    Another example: "This time is not mentioned directly." (Why we can't write without "ed", e.g. This time is not mention directly)

    As I have understood, this is not past simple tense. I did it in some sentences too, but I don't know, why? I did it on a hunch. I don't know how I should formulate the sentence for searching.

    Could you explain me please, why we do this? What things I should know to understand, why we write sentences with "ed" ending?

    Kind regards.

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    Re: Question about "ed" ending in some sentences?

    Please don't post a question here that you have posted in another forum. It may lead to people wasting their time giving answers here that have already been given by somebody else in the other forum.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Apr-2014 at 17:39.

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    Re: Question about "ed" ending in some sentences?

    I don't know what happened in the other forum, but I think you should learn about the "passive voice": http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advic.../passive-voice

    ... and one more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/le...arnitv65.shtml


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    Re: Question about "ed" ending in some sentences?

    5jj Good evening. Okay I will not do it. I am sorry for inconvenience. I duplicated my message in case if I didn't understand the explanation of another users.

    I don't know what happened in the other forum, but I think you should learn about the
    I have duplicated my message from other forum to this forum in case If I didn't understand explanation of other users. I am sorry.

    but I think you should learn about the "passive voice"
    Okay, thank you very much!

    5jj, tzfujimino

    Thank you very much for your patien!
    Kind regards.

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