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Carmenn

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I have a doubt with the meaning of ''sought''. I looked in dictionary and it gave me the meaning of a verb...but in the sentence wich contains the verb it seems to be an adjective, if i'm right>> ''The Painter in Oil has become one of the most sought after books on technique and the science of painting''. Any explanation with examples, if it's possible? :)
 

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Hello Carmenn,

"Sought" is the past tense and past participle of "seek", e.g.

1. I am seeking a solution => I sought a solution.
2. I have sought a solution for a long time.

"Sought-after" can also serve as an adjective, e.g.

2. That book is much sought-after.

which means "many people are seeking that book".

All the best,

MrP
 
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