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    #1

    When to use ed (not for the past)

    Hello, I wanted to ask: When do I need to use ed? if we don't talk about the past.


    For example, this title (title of an article): "Parties: Denied, Dismissed, or
    Redundant? A Critique.


    What is the meaning of the title and what is the purpose of ed here?


    Thanks.

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    Re: When to use ed (not for the past)

    The past participles are being used adjectivally.

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    Re: When to use ed (not for the past)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The past participles are being used adjectivally.
    So, Does ed create in this case adjective?

    There are 3,4 interpretations to every word which I mentioned up, how can I know the translation of them?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by captain1; 19-Mar-2015 at 17:02.

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    Re: When to use ed (not for the past)

    Quote Originally Posted by captain1 View Post
    So, Does ed create in this case adjective?

    There are 3,4 interpretations to every word which I mentioned up, how can I know the translation of them?

    Thanks.
    Is it just me? that think it is impossible to understand the exactly meaning of every word (from the title)without reading the article?

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    Re: When to use ed (not for the past)

    Context will usually sort out the difference.

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    Re: When to use ed (not for the past)

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Context will usually sort out the difference.
    So just by reading can I know the interpretation?

    As a native do you understand the interpretation directly or is it sound vague like I am describing?

    Thank you.

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    Re: When to use ed (not for the past)

    Well, obviously being a native speaker helps. It takes time to learn a language completely.

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    Re: When to use ed (not for the past)

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Well, obviously being a native speaker helps. It takes time to learn a language completely.
    Hello, I am not native so I need to find the best translation for every word.
    For E.X:
    Parties: Denied, Dismissed, or
    Redundant?
    How do you know if the right translation for denied is : canceled or
    underprivileged? I can't understand without reading the context. How do you see it?

    I am writing the post for improving my English as well as to understand the sentence itself.
    Last edited by captain1; 19-Mar-2015 at 19:24.

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    Re: When to use ed (not for the past)

    Your original post has no context. Even a native speaker cannot know what all the words mean. If you provide context, you will get better answers. We are not mind readers.

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    Re: When to use ed (not for the past)

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Your original post has no context. Even a native speaker cannot know what all the words mean. If you provide context, you will get better answers. We are not mind readers.
    Your answer is exactly the answer which I excepted and wanted.
    Thank you.

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