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kutub | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted September 18, 2013 at 6:29 PM via web

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what are the participle adjectives (-ed)  followed by other prepositions except 'by'? Please explain the rules with examples,sometimes I become very much confused in some cases.

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StephanieRR | TA , Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted September 20, 2013 at 6:29 AM (Answer #1)

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I'm a little confused by your wording, but I will do my best to answer you. As I understand it, you are looking for examples of past participles that can be followed by a preposition other than "by." Here are a few examples where the participle adjective and the preposition are in bold:

  • I was interested in opera before my sister was.
  • She was excited about the band's new album.
  • He's annoyed with his mom because she made him wear a fish on his head.
  • She was frightened after the scary movie ended.
  • They were bored with their old toys.
  • I was puzzled about that last question.
  • She was depressed during the funeral.

Participle adjectives ending in -ed are used to describe how a person feels, while present participles ending in -ing are used to describe what causes those feelings. If you want to try to think of other examples of -ed participle adjectives, try writing down a list of as many ways you can feel about something, then think of how you can use those words in a sentence. Odds are, you will be able to find more examples than the ones I put here.

Here are some sources you might find helpful for both your specific question and general understanding of participle adjectives:

http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/prepositions-list.htm

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/participle-adjectives.html

http://faculty.washington.edu/marynell/grammar/partadj.html

I hope this helps!

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kutub | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted September 22, 2013 at 3:06 PM (Reply #1)

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Thanks for your benevolence. But the problem is,I usually fall into troubles concerned with past participles used in passive and the others.You are most welcome for the informative links.Hope,I will be benefited.

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