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    "It is broadcasted here" Or "It is broadcast here"???

    Just saw a sentence:

    "Its channels are also now broadcast in the U.S.A."
    I'm so confused. Why is it not "Its channels are now broadcasted in the USA"?

    And another similar question:

    You are welcome
    Why is it not "You are welcomed"??

    Thanks in advance:)


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    Re: "It is broadcasted here" Or "It is broadcast here"???

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    Re: "It is broadcasted here" Or "It is broadcast here"???

    Quote Originally Posted by VividJailbird View Post
    Just saw a sentence:



    I'm so confused. Why is it not "Its channels are now broadcasted in the USA"?

    And another similar question:



    Why is it not "You are welcomed"??

    Thanks in advance:)
    Only two hours have passed since you have posted your query.


    Personally, I'd go for 'broadcast' although some dictionaries also list broadcasted as a correct form. If you regard broadcast as a verb formed from 'broad' and 'cast' then the correct past form of it would be cast, as in 'cast - cast - cast' (the same applies to forecast, radiocast etc.). On the other hand, if you regard it as verb that derived from the noun 'broadcast' the ed-form appears to be more logical. I suspect that 'broadcasted' isn't wrong but 'broadcast' has become established as the preferred past form, it's just more common.


    'welcome' in the expression "you're welcome" is an adjective. That's why 'welcomed' is incorrect.

    As a verb it is used in sentences like

    We welcomed her with open arms. --> to welcome someone with open arms

    Just my two cents.
    Last edited by Snowcake; 13-Mar-2009 at 13:21.


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    Re: "It is broadcasted here" Or "It is broadcast here"???

    Thanks, Snowcake:)

    I'm amazed about how many students are here in this forum.

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    #5

    Re: "It is broadcasted here" Or "It is broadcast here"???

    Quote Originally Posted by VividJailbird View Post
    Just saw a sentence:



    I'm so confused. Why is it not "Its channels are now broadcasted in the USA"?

    The past tense of broadcast is broadcast because broadcast is a compound word (broad+cast, meaning broadly cast), and the past tense of cast is cast.

    And another similar question:



    Why is it not "You are welcomed"??

    When we answer "Thank you" with "You're welcome," welcome is not a verb, so it can't have tenses.

    Thanks in advance:)
    You're welcome!


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    Re: "It is broadcasted here" Or "It is broadcast here"???

    Thanks, Mr. Bernstein.

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