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    #1

    something is welcome/welcomed

    If I want to say that something is popular, like an album etc.,
    can I say that the album is welcome? Or welcomed?
    Or are they both not right?
    Thanks!

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    Re: something is welcome/welcomed

    The use of "welcome" or "welcomed" in the above context can indicate a positive initial reaction, e.g., from the fans.
    What's the sentence you have in mind?

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    Re: something is welcome/welcomed

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    The use of "welcome" or "welcomed" in the above context can indicate a positive initial reaction, e.g., from the fans.
    What's the sentence you have in mind?
    Hi teechar,
    What I'm thinking is that "This album is so popular/welcome that almost everyone in this country has a copy of it."
    So are "welcome" or "welcomed" proper word choices here?

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    Re: something is welcome/welcomed

    Quote Originally Posted by azhu View Post
    Hi teechar,
    What I'm thinking of is that "This album is so popular/welcome that almost everyone in this country has a copy of it."
    So are "welcome" or "welcomed" proper word appropriate choices here?
    No. Use "popular."

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    Re: something is welcome/welcomed

    That's not a correct usage of welcome.
    Here is one: "When it finally came, the rain was welcome." 'Welcome' is an adjective.
    "When it finally came, the rain was welcomed by the farmers." Here, 'welcomed' is a past participle (in a passive construction). The active is "The farmers welcomed the rain."

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