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    Shall we get started?

    Shall we get started?

    Is "started" an adjective here? I guess since in future tense we don't use past participle.

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    #2

    Re: Kajol is very excited

    I would say that it is part of the verb.

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    Re: Kajol is very excited

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would say that it is part of the verb.
    Can you help me to understand why in simple future we have used 3rd form of verb?

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    #4

    Re: Kajol is very excited

    Three things.

    1. If you are going to start a new subject you should start a.new thread.

    2. You gave this one a good title. (It's original.)

    3. I forgot what the third thing was.

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    #5

    Re: Kajol is very excited

    "Started" is a past participle there. For me, the verb is "shall get started" which is the equivalent of "shall start".

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    #6

    Re: Shall we get started?

    I have moved your new question to a new thread with a new title. However, the responses which had already been posted have retained the old title (a glitch in the system).

    New responders - please click on Reply or Reply with Quote directly on post #1 in order for your response to have the right title.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Shall we get started?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    Shall we get started?

    Is "started" an adjective here? I guess since in future tense we don't use past participle.
    My opinion differs - I would consider it one of those participial adjectives.

    As far as I can think of, the only way to use the past participle with a modal verb is with the present perfect - in other words, you need to include 'have'. Somebody may be able to correct me otherwise.

    That would give you 'Shall we have started', which is grammatical but a bit unnatural.

    If you swap in some other non-participial adjectives, they still work.

    Shall we get naked?
    Shall we get busy?
    Shall we get happy?

    (side note - here's a link to Hugh Laurie doing an excellent version of "Get Happy". Alternately, here's an audio-only version, without the weird choreography from the scene.)
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    #8

    Re: Shall we get started?

    If you swap in some other non-participial adjectives, they still work.

    Shall we get naked?
    Shall we get busy?
    Shall we get happy?


    Are Naked, busy and happy adjective here?

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    #9

    Re: Shall we get started?

    Yes.

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    #10

    Re: Shall we get started?

    Naked, busy, and happy is an interesting description, isn't it?



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