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Past participle of verbs as an adjective

Discussion in 'English' started by fez_man, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. fez_man

    fez_man New commenter

    Hi,

    Can anyone confirm if the past participle of the verbs cry and sob (e.g. cried, sobbed) can function as an adjective?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Sobbed and cried are past participles.
    If you want an adjective from the verb I suggest you need the present participle e g 'the crying child' / the sobbing child'.
     

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