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    burnt offerrings

    1) They brought the burnt offerings to the temple.

    In this sentence, the 'burnt offerings' are not 'offerings that have been burnt', but 'offerings that are going to be burnt'. Is there any other case where the past participle is used that way? Isn't that usage exceptional?

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    Re: burnt offerrings

    I can't think of one off-hand, but I am sure someone will dig something up.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Jun-2017 at 14:49. Reason: Fixed typo

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