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    Use the French bread, CUT in half, for the sandwiches.

    Use the French bread, cut in half, for the sandwiches.
    Is "cut" a past participle or a bare infinitive in the above sentence?

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    Re: Use the French bread, CUT in half, for the sandwiches.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Use the French bread, cut in half, for the sandwiches.
    Is "cut" a past participle or a bare infinitive in the above sentence?
    It's the past participle.
    Use the French bread, [which has been/should be] cut in half, for the sandwiches.
    Compare:
    Use the French bread, baked fresh, for the sandwiches.
    Give the water, boiled thoroughly and cooled, to the sick children.

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