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    import vs. imported

    Dear Friends,

    Is there any difference between:

    import food vs. imported food?

    Thanks a lot.

    Palinkasocsi


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    Re: import vs. imported

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    To import - a verb,
    Imported - adjective


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    Re: import vs. imported

    'import' is used as an adjective in my example (import food)


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    Re: import vs. imported

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    'import' is used as an adjective in my example (import food)

    "Import" can be either noun or verb, at least according to M-W dictionary

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    Question Re: import vs. imported

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    'import' is used as an adjective in my example (import food)
    Import in NOT an adjective. It is either a verb or a noun. When you want to make it an adjective, it could only be imported as in your version. Imported food implies food that has been imported.
    Hope this helps!
    Dawood


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    Re: import vs. imported

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Import in NOT an adjective. It is either a verb or a noun. When you want to make it an adjective, it could only be imported as in your version. Imported food implies food that has been imported.
    Hope this helps!
    Dawood
    Dude, isn't that what I just said. (WEIRD)

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    Question Re: import vs. imported

    Quote Originally Posted by besthost View Post
    Dude, isn't that what I just said. (WEIRD)
    Yes, it is but I explained it further in order to make it easier for the questioner to understand. We both did the same job friend but a little differently.
    Dawood


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    Re: import vs. imported

    All right. The question is still there:

    I don't like import food.
    I don't like imported food.

    What is the difference? If at all.

    P.
    Last edited by palinkasocsi; 23-Nov-2008 at 17:54.


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    Re: import vs. imported

    Quote Originally Posted by palinkasocsi View Post
    All right. the question is still there:

    I don't like import food.
    I don't like imported food.

    What is the difference? If at all.

    P.
    The difference is that the first one is SO WRONG.

    Could be:

    "I don't like importing food/ to import food" which would make "our funny word" a verb

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    Re: import vs. imported

    [quote=palinkasocsi;390958]All right. The question is still there:

    I don't like import food.
    I don't like imported food.

    I've marked your sentences as correct or wrong if you are talking about your likes and dislikes in eating food.
    Hope this has helped.
    Dawood

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