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    Verbs or not?

    Dear all,

    in the following sentences, are the words marked verbs? And if so, are they active of passive?

    Thank you so much for any input!

    1. Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands.

    2.
    Established in 1923 and situated in the oldest city [Are these two passive verbs?]

    3.
    The original college, known first as St. Ignatius Academy
    [Is it correct that known is an active verb?]


    4.
    The university has several leading research groups.

    5.
    . Gasson, known at the time as the Recitation Building, opened in March 1913.

    6.
    Though incorporated as a University from its beginning.

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    Re: Verbs or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by amy-gurl84 View Post
    Dear all,

    in the following sentences, are the words marked verbs? And if so, are they active of passive?

    Thank you so much for any input!

    1. Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands.
    "Leading" is an adjective based on the present participle of the verb "to lead".


    2.
    Established in 1923 and situated in the oldest city [Are these two passive verbs?] No
    They are adjectives based on the past participles.

    3.
    The original college, known first as St. Ignatius Academy
    [Is it correct that known is an active verb?]
    No
    Known is an adjective.

    4.
    The university has several leading research groups.
    Adjective based on the noun.

    5.
    . Gasson, known at the time as the Recitation Building, opened in March 1913.
    Adjective. Opened is a verb

    6.
    Though incorporated as a University from its beginning.
    Adjective
    They are all adjectives (except opened).
    Note that 2, 3, 6 don't have a verb, and are not complete sentences.


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    Thank you very much :D


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    Re: Verbs or not?

    raymott:
    2. Established in 1923 and situated in the oldest city [Are these two passive verbs?] No
    They are adjectives based on the past participles.


    You may wish to have a second think.
    Last edited by David L.; 03-Jun-2009 at 13:23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    raymott:
    2. Established in 1923 and situated in the oldest city [Are these two passive verbs?] No
    They are adjectives based on the past participles.


    You may wish to have a second think.
    OK, I will.
    The difficulty in attributing a part of speech to these examples is compounded by the fact that they do not occur in a full sentence.
    Feel free to correct me for the poster's benefit.
    Last edited by Raymott; 03-Jun-2009 at 13:54.


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    I've outgrown being your janitor.

    Any non-native speakers like to share their thoughts about "Established in 1923 and situated in the oldest city..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    I've outgrown being your janitor.
    Two words, David.
    Evaded, Sushi.
    Any time, any forum. :)


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    Raymott:Two words, David.
    Evaded, Sushi.
    Any time, any forum. :)


    One word, Bobk: "rutting".

    Thank you for introducing me to the word.

    So much for peer review; and back to: Any non-native speakers like to share their thoughts about "Established in 1923 and situated in the oldest city..."
    Last edited by David L.; 03-Jun-2009 at 15:07.


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    Ehm...okay so they are not adjectives? Because thats whats in my paper now...


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    By the way, the complete sentence is:

    Established in 1923 and situated in the oldest city of The Netherlands, it has nine faculties and enrols over 17.500 students in 107 study programmes.

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