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blacknomi said:
About the subject of sarcasm, you mentioned a sentecne "I'm shut up."
Why do you put 'am' before 'shut up' . It doesn't make sense grammatically.
Tdol said:
It's a colloquial informal usage, where the past participle is used as an ajective; you'll also hear 'I'm gone'when someone is leaving. It is spoken language and doesn't follow the normal rules of grammar
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I'm shut up and I'm gone
So , although they are in the form be+past participle , but they are not passive voice, right
 

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wendy said:
blacknomi said:
About the subject of sarcasm, you mentioned a sentecne "I'm shut up."
Why do you put 'am' before 'shut up' . It doesn't make sense grammatically.
Tdol said:
It's a colloquial informal usage, where the past participle is used as an ajective; you'll also hear 'I'm gone'when someone is leaving. It is spoken language and doesn't follow the normal rules of grammar
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I'm shut up and I'm gone
So , although they are in the form be+past participle , but they are not passive voice, right

It is sometimes difficult to tell the difference between the passive voice and a linking verb + predicate adjective.

In "I'm shut up" it could go either way. In "I'm gone", it is the latter. :wink:
 
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