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    #1

    Question Past-Participle question

    Hi All,

    We start some of the sentences or phrases just in 'Past Participle' directly, could you please give some background on this? What is the grammar for this? Thank you. I'm aware of the P.P. in Perfect tenses and Passive voice, my question is not related to this :)

    For example,

    #1 - He is good in Spoken English.
    #2 - She is good in Written English.
    #3 - They are money-minded.

    We also simply refer the below statements in our conversation, like.

    Spoken English
    Written English
    Money-minded people

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    #2

    Re: Past-Participle question

    "Spoken", "written" and "money-minded" are adjectives in your examples. They are not past participles.

    I would write "good at" instead of "good in".

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    #3

    Re: Past-Participle question

    Quote Originally Posted by Dev73 View Post
    Hi All,

    We start some of the sentences or phrases just in with a past participle. directly, Could you please give some background on this? What is the grammar for this grammatical explanation? Thank you. I'm aware of the P.P. past participle in perfect tenses and the passive voice. My question is not related to this. :)

    For example,

    #1 - He is good in at spoken English.
    #2 - She is good in at written English.
    #3 - They are money-minded.

    We also simply refer the below statements in our conversation, like. I have no idea what the entire underlined part means.

    Spoken English
    Written English
    Money-minded people
    Note my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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