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  • This is everyday grammar.

  • I'm Alice Bryant.

  • On a recent program, we talked about the past participle, participles, our word forms that serve special functions in sentences.

  • Past participles have three uses.

  • Today we focus on their use in passive sentences in most sentences.

  • In English, the subject performs the action of the verb.

  • Take the example.

  • Jenny stole my bag.

  • The subject is Jenny, and she is performing the act of stealing.

  • But in passive sentences, the subject is acted upon or receives the action of the verb.

  • Take the example.

  • My bag was stolen in English.

  • The most basic passive sentence is formed with B plus past participle.

  • Let's examine the bag example more closely here.

  • The verb be appears in the past tense.

  • Waas and stolen is the past participle form off the verb steel Notice the end ending in stolen past participles can end in N, E N or E.

  • D.

  • Or have many other spellings.

  • Most end N e.

  • D.

  • Listen for the Structure B plus past participle.

  • In this next statement, the meat is cooked over an open fire.

  • Here, the verb B is in the present tense is and cooked is the past participle off the verb cook.

  • You can learn Maura about past participles in our longer written program, and that's everyday grammar.

This is everyday grammar.

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Everyday Grammar: Past Participles, Part 2

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/15
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