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    Unrippen fruits

    "Don't eat unrippen fruits" and "eat rippen fruits". Are these correct?

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    Re: Unrippen fruits

    No. The words are unripe and​ ripe.

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    Re: Unrippen fruits

    We should be using the third form in this kind of sentences. Am I right? So is it the third form(unripe and ripe)?

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    Re: Unrippen fruits

    What do you mean by "third form"? "Ripe" and "unripe" are adjectives.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: Unrippen fruits

    "Ripen" is a verb. "Unripen" isn't.

    I waiting for my bananas to ripen.
    Have my bananas ripened yet?
    When do you think they will ripen?
    You can ripen apples by putting them in a bowl with bananas.


    "Ripe" and "unripe" are adjectives.

    Don't eat unripe fruit.
    Eat ripe fruit.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Apr-2016 at 12:58. Reason: Fixing typo.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Unrippen fruits

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    We should be using the third form in this kind of sentences. Am I right?
    No- you should be using an adjective. Adjective can be formed from the past participle (third form) of a verb, but that is not the only way to make an adjective.


    BTW- do you use a spellcheck, because that would have suggested that the spellings you used were not correct, even if past participles worked as adjectives there.

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    Re: Unrippen fruits

    "Don't eat unripen fruits" and "eat ripen fruits". Are these correct?

    Sorry for the mistake.

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    Re: Unrippen fruits

    No! Go back and read all the previous responses again, then read the rest of this post.

    "Ripen" is a VERB.
    "Ripe" and "unripe" are adjectives.

    Do you think the word before "fruit" in your sentences should be a verb or an adjective?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Unrippen fruits

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "Don't eat unripen fruits" and "eat ripen fruits". Are these correct?
    Which dictionary told you that ripen was an adjective? We have established that an adjective is required there.

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    Re: Unrippen fruits

    No, I got it now. Yes it should be an adjective. I didn't read it anywhere it was my question but now I have understood it.

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