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    Question Promise(d)

    Hello there, which one is correct and why?
    1. John accepted the promised.
    2. John accepted the promise.

    Thank YOU

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    Re: Promise(d)

    the promise - it is a noun. and the verb "to promise" requires a noun.... to accept something

  2. sheena55ro
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    Re: Promise(d)

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong
    Hello there, which one is correct and why?
    1. John accepted the promised.
    2. John accepted the promise.
    Thank YOU
    to promise - to make a promise/a commitment

    The first sentence is not correct because "promised" is the past tense or past participle of the verb"promise".
    "Promised" can act as an adjective, and as you already know [I think] it should be followed by a noun.

    e.g. John accepted the promised inheritance.....

    The second sentence is correct.
    John accepted the promise/her promise/his uncle`s promise....
    promise- noun[here]

    All the best

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