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Ayed

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Hi , usingenglish mates!How you doing? I hope you be in good condition.

I have been absent from you for being busy with some familial circumstances and works .As you do know , life is “ups and downs” for everyone.Anyway, I hope to be in contact with you, pals,as possible as I can.

Kindly, my questions be corrected :

Q-Which is correct?As I know that modifiers in English precede the modified element .However, I think there are some exceptions concerning this case.
I translted an Arabic text as :
--The pottery bowl was not burnt very well.
But, the archeaologist replaced it with :
--The pottery bowl was not very well-burnt.
Both of us are non-English native speakers?
Who is correct ?
Thank you in advance,

:)
 

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:hi: Hi Ayed! Welcome back. ;-)
 

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Ayed said:
Hi , usingenglish mates!How you doing? I hope you be in good condition.

I have been absent from you for being busy with some familial circumstances and works .As you do know , life is “ups and downs” for everyone.Anyway, I hope to be in contact with you, pals,as possible as I can.

Welcome back!

Kindly, my questions be corrected :

Q-Which is correct?As I know that modifiers in English precede the modified element .However, I think there are some exceptions concerning this case.
I translted an Arabic text as :
--The pottery bowl was not burnt very well.
But, the archeaologist replaced it with :
--The pottery bowl was not very well-burnt.
Both of us are non-English native speakers?
Who is correct ?
Thank you in advance,

:)

There are many cases in which modifiers come after the word they modifiy.

Your example is a case of a predicate adjective after a linking verb. Your first sentence is an example of the passive voice, formed by [to be] + [past participle]. Some one or something burned the pottery bowl. It could be "The pottery bowl was not burnt very well by the potter." Your second example, IMO, changes that to a predicate adjective, using the participle to describe the pot.
 

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Ayed said:
Hi , usingenglish mates!How you doing? I hope you be in good condition.

I have been absent from you for being busy with some familial circumstances and works .As you do know , life is “ups and downs” for everyone.Anyway, I hope to be in contact with you, pals,as possible as I can.

Kindly, my questions be corrected :

Q-Which is correct?As I know that modifiers in English precede the modified element .However, I think there are some exceptions concerning this case.
I translted an Arabic text as :
--The pottery bowl was not burnt very well.
But, the archeaologist replaced it with :
--The pottery bowl was not very well-burnt.
Both of us are non-English native speakers?
Who is correct ?
Thank you in advance,

:)

I would say:
  • The pottery bowl was not burned very much.
That is the way I would put it if the burning was not considered a good thing, which is usually the case.

:)
 

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RonBee said:
Ayed said:
Hi , usingenglish mates!How you doing? I hope you be in good condition.

I have been absent from you for being busy with some familial circumstances and works .As you do know , life is “ups and downs” for everyone.Anyway, I hope to be in contact with you, pals,as possible as I can.

Kindly, my questions be corrected :

Q-Which is correct?As I know that modifiers in English precede the modified element .However, I think there are some exceptions concerning this case.
I translted an Arabic text as :
--The pottery bowl was not burnt very well.
But, the archeaologist replaced it with :
--The pottery bowl was not very well-burnt.
Both of us are non-English native speakers?
Who is correct ?
Thank you in advance,

:)

I would say:
  • The pottery bowl was not burned very much.
That is the way I would put it if the burning was not considered a good thing, which is usually the case.

:)

That's a good point. I had assumed it was part of the process of creating the bowl. :wink:
 

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Wouldn't the bowl be 'fired' rather than 'burnt' if you're referring to the process of making it. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
Wouldn't the bowl be 'fired' rather than 'burnt' if you're referring to the process of making it. ;-)

That sounds better, doesn't it? :oops:
 

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[/quote]That sounds better, doesn't it?[/quote]

Anyway, shokran lukom. You are the nativespeakers andhave intuitionmuch more than I do.

Thank you :p
 

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tdol said:
Wouldn't the bowl be 'fired' rather than 'burnt' if you're referring to the process of making it. ;-)

That's what I was thinking, Tdol. (Very close, anyhow.)

:D

Regards,

Ron the Poet

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That sounds better, doesn't it?[/quote]

Anyway, shokran lukom. You are the nativespeakers andhave intuitionmuch more than I do.

Thank you :p[/quote]

You're welcome. We always straighten these things out in the end. :wink:
 
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