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    Can I use 'marked' as an adjective in '"Mark" is marked as a verb in dictionaries'?

    Mark verb
    7 [transitive, usually passive] (formal) to give somebody/something a particular quality or character──quoted from Oxford.

    Can I use 'marked' as an adjective below?
    'Mark' is marked as a verb in dictionaries.
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    Re: Can I use 'marked' as an adjective in '"Mark" is marked as a verb in dictionaries

    No. It would be too confusing.

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    Re: Can I use 'marked' as an adjective in '"Mark" is marked as a verb in dictionaries

    'Eat' is marked as a verb in dictionaries.
    Is it OK?
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    Re: Can I use 'marked' as an adjective in '"Mark" is marked as a verb in dictionaries

    That is better.

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    Re: Can I use 'marked' as an adjective in '"Mark" is marked as a verb in dictionaries

    1. 'Eat' is marked as a verb in dictionaries.
    2. The answer is marked incorrect.
    3. The item is marked with an asterisk.
    4. The document is marked 'Confidential'.

    Is 'marked' used as an adjective rather than a verb above?
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    Re: Can I use 'marked' as an adjective in '"Mark" is marked as a verb in dictionaries

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    1. 'Eat' is marked as a verb in dictionaries.
    2. The answer is marked incorrect.
    3. The item is marked with an asterisk.
    4. The document is marked 'Confidential'.

    Is 'marked' used as an adjective rather than a verb above?
    No. All of them are verbs in their past tense.

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    Re: Can I use 'marked' as an adjective in '"Mark" is marked as a verb in dictionaries

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    No. All of them are verbs in their past tense.
    The sentences are in present tense, not past. The verb forms are past participles.

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    Re: Can I use 'marked' as an adjective in '"Mark" is marked as a verb in dictionaries

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    No. All of them are verbs in their past tense.
    The form 'is marked' is present​ simple (passive).

    (Later): The tense is indeed present, but I no longer think it's a passive construction. See the next two posts.)
    Last edited by Piscean; 12-May-2017 at 11:39. Reason: second thought added

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    Re: Can I use 'marked' as an adjective in '"Mark" is marked as a verb in dictionaries

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The form 'is marked' is present​ simple (passive).
    If it is passive rather than an adjective, does it mean 'is marked' is done by someone regularly/every day/as expected──quoted from http://www.grammarbank.com/simple-present-passive.html?

    'Eat' should have been marked as a verb long ago, so how could it be done regularly?
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    Re: Can I use 'marked' as an adjective in '"Mark" is marked as a verb in dictionaries

    I'd call is the main (and only) verb and marked an adjective.

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