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participle

Postby hanuman_2000 » Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:34 am

Sir,


Can I write

I am bore. instead of I am bored.

I am tire. Instead of I am tired.

If not ,then why past prticiple of "bore" and "tire" have been used.

it is not clear to me.


Thnaks.
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Postby Alan » Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:24 am

No, we cannot say *I am bore or *I am tire.

'Bored' and 'tired' are adjectives (of participial origin).
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