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    Unhappy differences

    Hello there...

    what are the differences between these two sentences?

    1."Blocked users........"
    2."Users blocked........"

    The 2nd one, mean users blocked something in the past or in present tense but in passive format . (users are blocked). Are is hidden. Am i right?

    But the 1st one, i do not understand what does it mean. could someone explain to me, please?


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    Re: differences

    "blocked users" well,sounds like "users that are blocked" ("blocked here is an adjective with "passive" meaning)

    "users blocked something" oh,I didn't find any passive form in this sentence,I think it's in active form,right? (correct me if I'm wrong)

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    #3

    Re: differences

    You're right, Hector- blocked users would be people who have been banned, while users blocked would mean that the users stopped something from happening.


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    Re: differences

    why always you three?

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    Re: differences

    Quote Originally Posted by malongwu
    why always you three?
    I don't know

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    Re: differences

    I don't understand.


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    Re: differences

    I am sorry.My english is very poor...I can`t express my mind in right way.So please forgive me..

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    Re: differences

    Quote Originally Posted by hector51
    "users blocked something" oh,I didn't find any passive form in this sentence,I think it's in active form
    If i add are between users and blocked, then the sentence will be passive?"Users are blocked something"






    and Block is a verb, i checked dictionary. how come you said it is adjective?
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    Question Re: differences

    Quote Originally Posted by malongwu
    why always you three?
    He or she converted Chinese(mandarin) to English. Why always you three mean why always 3 of us(hector,kahhog and tdol) appear in post.

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    Re: differences

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong
    Users are blocked something
    Users are blocked from sending messages. (passive)
    Users are blocked by the administration if they are rude (passive)

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong
    Block is a verb, i checked dictionary. how come you said it is adjective?
    Present and past participles can be used as adjectives- when we say it's an interesting film, we are using it as an adjective not a verb.

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