I edit and produce a church newsletter. I am often told to change "welcome" to "welcomed" by my administrator, education director, and senior pastor in cases where we announce upcoming events, etc. Eg: "Everyone is welcomed!" or "Even if you never attended before, you are just as welcomed."
This sounds wrong to me, but I have no grammatical explantation to argue with . . . so I just do as I'm told! I am starting to think that this is a southern pattern of speech as I am working in the south with people from the south, but am from the north myself.
Can you point me to a concise explantation?
...And the second use of "welcomed" ('just as welcomed') is plain wrong.
Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
Everyone was warmly welcomed by the Warden.
Everyone was warmly welcomed.
Everyone is warmly welcomed.
Everyone is welcomed.
At which stage is harm done to the condensed sentences grammatically, Bob?
However, I have a problem with these verses from the Bible. Acts 10:11 : "He saw heaven opened". Rev 19:11 : "I saw heaven opened". I have assumed that "saw" is a verb which causes "open" to be in the simple present tense. So, it should be "I saw heaven open" and "He saw heaven open".
Maybe, the Bible has its own grammatical rules.
Acts 10:11 He saw heaven opened
(Rev 19:11). I saw heaven opened
Maybe, the writer is trying to say heaven's opening has nothing to do with man (who saw).