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    #1

    The bulp is burnt.

    The bulp is burnt. I have to change a new one.
    Is the verb used correctly as the image below?


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    #2

    Re: The bulp is burnt.

    I would say "burned/burnt out".

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    #3

    Re: The bulp is burnt.

    Spelling and pronunciation correction: it's not bulp, it's bulb. I agree with Mike: burnt or burned.

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    #4

    Re: The bulp is burnt.

    So what is the whole sentence? The bulb has burned/burnt out? Should we use perfect tense or just past simple?
    Please, show me every single one of my mistakes. Thank you.

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    #5

    Re: The bulp is burnt.

    That depends on the timing. If it was very recent, I would use the present perfect.

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    #6

    Re: The bulp is burnt.

    As I understand, the OP used the passive voice. Is it right for that sentence? Should the sentence be like "The bulb has burned/burnt out right now" (perfect) or "The bulb burned/burnt out" (simple)?
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    #7

    Re: The bulp is burnt.

    Quote Originally Posted by NortT View Post
    the OP used the passive voice.
    The passive voice may be possible because the Oxford Dictionaries reads 'burn something ↔ out'.

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    #8

    Re: The bulp is burnt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    The passive voice may be possible because the Oxford Dictionaries reads 'burn something ↔ out'.

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    Hm.. I do not understand. The OP's bulb burnt out because it was old or something like that (simple). At the same time a TV set was burnt out by a user (pasive) because he/she used an inappropriate cable. Does the passive really work with the OP's sentence?
    Please, show me every single one of my mistakes. Thank you.

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    #9

    Re: The bulp is burnt.

    In my opinion, it doesn't matter what actually happened to the bulb. That bulb is dead.

    If I absolutely had to use "burnt out", I would simply say "That bulb burnt out" or "That bulb has burnt out" depending on the timeframe.

    With regard to post #8, "A TV set was burnt out by a user because he/she used an inappropriate cable" is not a natural sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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