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    "The identified shooter worked illegally."

    Is "identified" a past participle or an adjective? Both?

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSPlo View Post
    "The identified shooter worked illegally."

    Is "identified" a past participle or an adjective? Both?
    Both, in a sense. Technically, it's a past participle. I call such words "verbal adjectives", because that says more about what they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I do not speak English, I am American.
    +1

    To the OP, I think that would be an adjective. But then again, I'm basing that off my knowledge of German. Why am I using German to solve an English question, I don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    +1

    To the OP, I think that would be an adjective. But then again, I'm basing that off my knowledge of German. Why am I using German to solve an English question, I don't know.
    Because most of us never actually learned English until we took a foreign language. Honestly, I learned far more about English grammar from one year of Latin than the nine years prior.

    I love how this is currently sitting adjacent to two threads entitled, "Oh hai" and "Losted my Ipod." /irony
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    Adjective. It modifies "shooter," of course. It answers the question: "which shooter was it?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    +1

    To the OP, I think that would be an adjective. But then again, I'm basing that off my knowledge of German. Why am I using German to solve an English question, I don't know.
    Because English evolved from German.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    Because English evolved from German.
    Nooo!

    English evolved from West Germanic, just as German did.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Germanic_languages

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSPlo View Post
    "The identified shooter worked illegally."

    Is "identified" a past participle or an adjective? Both?

    I'm a "certified" English expert, and I'm not quite sure I could define the term "past participle."

    Well, that's a joke. As is teaching the concept in the first place.

    As others have noted, such information is useful when learning foreign languages. That's about all it is good for.

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    its a metaphor. it translates to ??????
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