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    Belong

    The toys under the table belong to me.

    I found the above individual sentence example in a grammar book. (No context)

    Why don't we use is belonged because toys is not an human which is owned by someone.

    Can anyone help?

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    Re: Belong

    Toys belong to people. People do not belong to toys. "is belonged to" is not English.

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    Re: Belong

    You can say "The toys under the table belong to me." (present tense)
    You can also say "
    The toys under the table belonged to me. (past tense)

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