[Grammar] I am decided

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Hello All,
I just wanted to know if the sentence is grammatically correct.

Sentence: 'I am decided'


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Manish Birdi
 

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Hello All,
I just wanted to know if the sentence is grammatically correct.

Sentence: 'I am decided'


Please reply.


Regards
Manish Birdi


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Good afternoon Manish Birdi.

(1) I believe that in modern English, it is preferable to say:

I HAVE decided to study English.
I HAVE decided that I need more time.
Yes, sir, I HAVE decided. (I have made a decision.)



(a) Nowadays, "have" is usually used with the past participle to

form the present perfect.

(2) Perhaps a judge might say:

It IS hereby decided that ....

(a) But in modern English, people usually use a form of "have," NOT "be":

It HAS been decided that ....

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It is possible that "I am decided" is grammatically correct, but that is irrevelant, since it doesn't mean anything.

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What about if the intended meaning is "I have made up my mind"?
 

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From Jesus Christ Superstar:



CAIAPHAS:

Put yourself in my place,
I can hardly step aside.
Can not let my hands be tied.
I am law and order.
What about our priesthood?
Don't you see that we could fall?
If we are to last at all,
We can not be divided.

ANNAS:

Then say so to the council,
But don't rely on subtlety.
Frighten them, or they won't see.

CAIAPHAS:

Then we are decided?

ANNAS:

Then we are decided.


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(2) Perhaps a judge might say:

It IS hereby decided that ....

(a) But in modern English, people usually use a form of "have," NOT "be":

It HAS been decided that ....

Have a nice day!

Yes, though grammatically correct, it is not in common use. But then, in negative sense (undecided) it has some acceptance; as this one:
At present, he is undecided on whether or not he will vote on Health Care Reform,
 

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Yes, though grammatically correct, it is not in common use. But then, in negative sense (undecided) it has some acceptance; as this one:
At present, he is undecided on whether or not he will vote on Health Care Reform,

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Good morning, Sarat.

(1) T found your comment most interesting and helpful.

(2) A bell went off in my mind, and I ran to my dictionaries:

It seems that they classify "undecided" as an adjective.

(3) But in "I am decided," maybe the "decided" is being

used as a past participle???

(a) Mav's most interesting quotation from "old" English:

Then we are decided?

maybe (maybe) means:

Then have we decided?

(4) On the other hand, a sentence such as "He is undecided on the issue"

may be a little different in meaning from "He has not decided the issue."

Or maybe not. I do not have the knowledge to answer the question.

Maybe someone else does.

Thanks again for your comment.

Have a nice day, sir.
 

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(4) On the other hand, a sentence such as "He is undecided on the issue"

may be a little different in meaning from "He has not decided the issue."

Or maybe not. I do not have the knowledge to answer the question.

Maybe someone else does.

Thanks again for your comment.

Have a nice day, sir.

You are right, there is a little difference. The dictionary meaning of undecided is: Not having reached a decision
So I think the adverb ‘yet’ will fill up the difference.

He is undecided on the issue=He has not yet decided (made a decision about) the issue
 
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