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'was' is a stative verb but when it's combined with 'born' does it still have the same function- 'was born'.
 

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Yes, it still represents a state, not an action.
 

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phyllis said:
Casiopea said:
phyllis said:
'was' is a stative verb but when it's combined with 'born' does it still have the same function- 'was born'.

Welcome :hi:

'was' remains stative. 'born' functions as an adjective. It doesn't or rather cannot change the meaning of 'was'.

All the best, :D
 
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