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    Simple present tense rule example confusion

    I have read that english uses simple present tense for universal truth. please consider the sentence below.

    Norway is located in northern Europe.

    The word "is" shows it uses simple present tense but the word "located" uses simple past tense. why it uses simple past tense?

    According to the rule. it should have been "Norway locates in northern europe" but "Norway is located in northern europe " is the correct one.

    Why?

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    Re: Simple present tense rule example confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by rock-onn View Post
    the word "located" uses simple past tense. why it uses simple past tense?
    It is not the simple past. See below.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Located is a past participle, but here it is used as an adjective.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Simple present tense rule example confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Did i post somebody's doubt? i had this doubt just yesterday. i asked many none could answer this. if it was discussed already give me the link, my friend instead of irritating me.

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    Re: Simple present tense rule example confusion

    I didnt know my previous post was moderated.

    thanks for your reply.
    Last edited by rock-onn; 26-Jul-2016 at 07:37.

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    Re: Simple present tense rule example confusion

    Until you have posted ten times, posts with links, and that includes quoting posts, have to go into moderation- it is a way of controlling advertising and spam.

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