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    past participle

    Are these sentences correct with the given meanings:

    1-Those are washed up dishes.
    2-Those dishes are washed up.
    3-Those dishes are washed.
    (MEANING: Those dishes HAVE BEEN WASHED UP. They are in a 'washed up state'.

    4-That is a beaten up man.
    5-That man is beaten up.
    6-That man is beaten.
    (MEANING: That man HAS BEEN BEATEN UP. He is in a beaten up state.)


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    Re: past participle

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct with the given meanings:

    1-Those are washed up dishes.
    2-Those dishes are washed up.
    3-Those dishes are washed.
    (MEANING: Those dishes HAVE BEEN WASHED UP. They are in a 'washed up state'. "a clean state" rather than "a washed up state". "Washed up" used adjectivally in that way = no longer effective or successful.

    4-That is a beaten up man.
    5-That man is beaten up.
    6-That man is beaten.
    (MEANING: That man HAS BEEN BEATEN UP. He is in a beaten up state.) None of these is correct.
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    Re: past participle

    Thanks Anglika,
    One more question.
    Could one say:
    He was a beaten man.

    Would that necessarily mean
    a-he was defeated,
    or could it also mean
    b-'he had been beaten up physically'?


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    Re: past participle

    Context would indicate meaning in that case. As a stand-alone sentence, #1 would be the interpretation.

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