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Post by Nami Nami » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:36 am

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I am confused. When should we put a "was" before "adjourned" and when should we drop it?

1. The meeting was adjourned until Tuesday. (Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
2. The meeting adjourned at 4:00. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

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Re: Adjourned

Post by Alan » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:26 am

Both are possible in contemporary usage, although the passive form (was adjourned) is more common.