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passive voice

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passive voice

Postby hanuman_2000 » Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:00 am


I am tired.

I am bored.

As I know that "am" is used in present tesnse. If so then,
Why the past participle of the verb "bore" and "tire" have been used in the above sentences.

Are the word "bored" and "tired" adjective.

Please clear the picture.

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Postby Alan » Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:15 am

Yes, they are 'participial adjectives', meaning that they originate as participles of verbs.

Is anything else unclear?
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