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    The city is polluted

    The city is polluted
    here polluted - is an adjective or past participle?
    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: The city is polluted

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu View Post
    The city is polluted
    here polluted - is an adjective or past participle?
    Thank you
    It's past participle. We know that past participle can be an adjective too.
    you can say is polluted and also a polluted city.
    Last edited by Harry Smith; 09-Jun-2008 at 18:58.


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    Re: The city is polluted

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu View Post
    The city is polluted
    here polluted - is an adjective or past participle?
    Thank you
    'Polluted' is an adjectivized participle. When they function as attributes or predicatives, participles are adjectivized, i.e. devoid of the idea of action and express the idea of quality.

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