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    got involved / past participle

    Hi,

    How could I explain to a student how 'involved' is functioning in the following sentence?

    "I got involved with a great group."

    past participle/adjective?

    Would it be the same explanation for something like the following?

    "I got involved with a great group."
    "I am sick."

    Do 'sick' and 'involved' function in the exact same way?

    Thanks.

    SC

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    Re: got involved / past participle

    Quote Originally Posted by snickchap View Post
    Hi,

    How could I explain to a student how 'involved' is functioning in the following sentence?

    "I got involved with a great group."

    past participle/adjective?
    It's a past participle. The verb is got involved.

    Quote Originally Posted by snickchap View Post
    Would it be the same explanation for something like the following?

    "I got involved with a great group."
    "I am sick."

    Do 'sick' and 'involved' function in the exact same way?

    No. The word "sick" is an adjective. In the sentence "I am sick" the word "sick" describes my condition.

    ~R

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