[Grammar] subject +verb+object or past participle

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Hi.

Are there differences between using past participle and using the regular form S+V+O?
.For example,

Brainwashed by terrorism and extremism ( Note the word brainwashed must refer to a pronoun or subject previously mentioned like organisation.

or

They are brainwashed by terrorism and extremism.

Are the above sentences correct? if so then what are the differences?

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Past participles can be used as adjectives. In your example, which isn't a sentence, it would appear to be an adjective. The rest of the sentence would follow:

Brainwashed by extremism, some people go on to commit acts of terrorism.
 

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Past participles can be used as adjectives. In your example, which isn't a sentence, it would appear to be an adjective. The rest of the sentence would follow:

Brainwashed by extremism, some people go on to commit acts of terrorism.


Thank you.

In this example below, correct ?the adjective brainwashed refers forward to the word some people which is the subject of the sentence.Is this correct ?

but, can I make the subject "some people" before the adjective brainwashed?
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For example, some people go on to commit acts of terrorism.Brainwashed by extremism.


the word brainwashed refers backward to some people.


 
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Thank you.

In [STRIKE]this[/STRIKE] that example, [STRIKE]below, [/STRIKE][STRIKE]correct ?[/STRIKE] does the adjective "brainwashed" [STRIKE]refers[/STRIKE] refer forward to the words "some people" which is the subject of the sentence? [STRIKE]Is this correct?[/STRIKE]

[STRIKE]but,[/STRIKE] Can I [STRIKE]make[/STRIKE] put the subject "some people" before the adjective "brainwashed"?

For example, "Some people go on to commit acts of terrorism, brainwashed by extremism."

In that sentence, the word "brainwashed" refers [STRIKE]backward[/STRIKE] back to "some people".

See above.

With my changes to your sentence starting "Some people", it is OK.
 

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Thank you.

Are the sentences below correct ?

Some people go on to commit acts of terrorism, brainwashed by extremism.

Some people go on to commit acts of terrorism.Brainwashed by extremi
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The first is OK with the comma.
The second is wrong. The first sentence of the two is fine but "Brainwashed by extremism" isn't a complete sentence so it doesn't work.
 

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The second isn't correct. It might work in a narrative, where there's more flexibility, but it would be incorrect in an essay as there's no main verb, which means it isn't a complete sentence.
 
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