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    Kajol is very excited

    Kajol is very excited about her new film.

    Is this a present tense? If so, I am confused why have we used third form of verb i.e excited.

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    Re: Kajol is very excited

    In that sentence "excited" is an adjective.
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    Re: Kajol is very excited

    bhai is correct. The verb "is" is a linking verb. "Excited" is a past participle which acts as an adjective and links back to the subject. So "excited" describes "Kajol".

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    Re: Kajol is very excited

    The use of the word "very" is a good clue to the fact that the next word is an adjective. We don't follow "very" with a verb form.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Kajol is very excited

    There are a number of these adjectives made from both the past and present participles, which are sometimes referred to as participial adjectives.

    My students also tend to mistake gerunds for some kind of progressive verb.

    There's a quiz about the difference between adjectives and present participles on this very site, right here. With a bit of searching, I'm sure there's a lot more on the Internet.
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