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Audiendus
Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 9:03:11 PM
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A cooperator wrote:
Audiendus,
I've read in Michael Swan's book: Interested, and interesting, excited, exciting, bored, boring, etc.
Interested, bored, excited et say how people feel.
Interesting, boring, etc describe the people or things that cause the feelings.
so, I've been asking if this can be applied for all the regular and irregular verbs regardless of if they are transitive, intransitive or both?

I think it can be applied to most transitive verbs that are applicable to feelings. For example:

Amused, surprised, startled, saddened, confused, baffled, annoyed, enlightened, amazed, astonished, gratified, pleased, charmed, enchanted, exhilarated, alarmed, frightened, disgusted, disappointed, shocked, exasperated, overwhelmed say how people feel.

Amusing, surprising, startling, saddening, confusing, baffling, annoying, enlightening, amazing, astonishing, gratifying, pleasing, charming, enchanting, exhilarating, alarming, frightening, disgusting, disappointing, shocking, exasperating, overwhelming describe the people or things that cause the feelings.

This can only be applied to transitive verbs, because the person/thing that causes the feeling is different from the person who has the feeling. For example, a thing amuses a person. There is a subject and an object, so the verb must be transitive.

There are some '-ing' adjectives that (for no particular reason) are used very little, or hardly ever - e.g. 'scaring' and 'angering' (but we commonly use 'scared' and 'angered'). (I cannot give you a full list of these exceptions - you can only learn them by experience.)
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Audiendus wrote:
A cooperator,

Some participles are specifically listed in dictionaries (as adjectives) because they are very common - e.g. interesting, boring, frightening, demanding, nourishing, horrifying, reassuring, satisfying, done, lost, broken, finished, spent, divided, abandoned, prepared (and many others). Large dictionaries obviously list more such words than smaller dictionaries.

[quote=Audiendus]
These common (adjectival) participles often function differently from participles used as verbs. For example, "frightening" used as a verb is transitive and needs a direct object:

This is frightening me.
He dressed as a ghost and ran around the room, frightening the children.


However, when used as an adjective, "frightening" does not have an object:

It was a frightening sight.
The sight was frightening.




Audiendus,

The same is also applied for 'past participle'
If a past participle is followed by 'by', then it is used as part of a passive verb. However, when used as an adjective, we prefer using other prepositions. Compare:
- She was frightened by a mouse that ran into the room.
She's always been terribly frightened of dying.
- The kids were so excited by the music that they kept screaming.
Joe's excited about the possibility of of going to the States.
- I was annoyed by the way she spoke to me.
I am annoyed with you.
"This is a good man" can be replaced by "This is a man who is good".
The broken window was replaced with a board

But there is some confusion when a past participle' is followed by other prepositions:
He was replaced at the party by his deputy, as he was ill.('replaced' is used as an adjective or part of a passive verb)
The broken window was replaced with a board by the janitor. ('replaced' is used as an adjective or part of a passive verb)
"In all my numbered sentences, 'exist' can be replaced with 'are', or vice versa [by us]" =>"In all my numbered sentences, we can can replace 'exist' with 'are', or vice versa"
"Any damaged things can be replaced with others [by us]."=>"We can replace any damaged things with others."
Your application must has been gone through the proper channels.'
I am faced by a problem understanding participles.
I am faced with a problem understanding participles.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:11:29 AM
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A cooperator wrote:
The same is also applied for 'past participle'
If a past participle is followed by 'by', then it is used as part of a passive verb. However, when used as an adjective, we prefer using other prepositions. Compare:
- She was frightened by a mouse that ran into the room.
She's always been terribly frightened of dying.
- The kids were so excited by the music that they kept screaming.
Joe's excited about the possibility of of going to the States.
- I was annoyed by the way she spoke to me.
I am annoyed with you.
"This is a good man" can be replaced by "This is a man who is good".
The broken window was replaced with a board

But there is some confusion when a past participle' is followed by other prepositions:
He was replaced at the party by his deputy, as he was ill.('replaced' is used as an adjective or part of a passive verb)
The broken window was replaced with a board by the janitor. ('replaced' is used as an adjective or part of a passive verb)
"In all my numbered sentences, 'exist' can be replaced with 'are', or vice versa [by us]" =>"In all my numbered sentences, we can can replace 'exist' with 'are', or vice versa"
"Any damaged things can be replaced with others [by us]."=>"We can replace any damaged things with others."
Your application must has been gone through the proper channels.'
I am faced by a problem understanding participles.
I am faced with a problem understanding participles.


A past participle followed by 'by' or 'with' can be an adjective or part of a passive verb. As I have pointed out before, you need to consider the meaning of the participle: does it refer to an action or a state? If it refers to an action, it is part of a passive verb; if it refers to a state, it is an adjective. (Sometimes it could be either.)
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Audiendus wrote:
A cooperator,

I will not reply in detail to all your latest questions about adjectival participles.

There is often no clear distinction between a verbal participle and an adjectival participle. It is impossible to categorize all participles as one or the other.

Audiendus,

Michael Sawan only said these phrases below with the alternatives in the brackets.
an escaped lion (= a lion which has escaped) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
a broken heart (= a heart which has been broken) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
a forgotten person (= a person who has been forgotten by everyone) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
falling leaves (= leaves which fall) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
a meat-eating animal (= an animal which eats meat') from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle

With the same concept, I have written these phrases with the alternatives in the brackets.
intransitive active adjectival present participle:
escaped lion (= a lion which has escaped) from the alternative, it seems a verbal participle
improved grades (= grades which have improved) - from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle.

transitive passive adjectival past participle:
an improved system (= a system which is/was/has been improved) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
a lost dog = (a dog which is/was/has been lost) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle

intransitive active adjectival present participle:
falling leaves (= leaves which fall) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
a preceding page = (a page which precedes) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
streaming children (= children who stream) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
an existing ambassador (= an ambassador who is existing NOT = an ambassador who exists) from the alternative, it seems to be an adjectival participle
an interesting book (= a book which is interesting NOT = a book which interests) an ambassador who exists) from the alternative, it seems to be an adjectival participle





Firstly Having seen the alternatives above, I only saw that only 'existing' and 'interesting' are used as adjectival participle since their alternatives are 'an ambassador who is existing' and 'a book which is interesting.'. However, if their alternatives were as follows 'an ambassador who exists', 'a book which interests.', then they would be verbal participles.


Secondly: I have a problem analysing "a bored person" /"an interested person"/ "excited kids". However, I don't have a problem with 'a person is bored' or 'a person is interested in a book.' or 'kids are excited.' . My analyzing problem is as long as ' broken heart = a heart which has been broken', and 'a forgotten person= a person who has been forgotten by everyone', I am wondering why "a bored person" Not = "a person who is/was/has been bored.", "an interested person" NOT = "a person who is/was/has been interested.", and "excited kids" NOT = "kids who are/were/have been excited".






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Audiendus wrote:
Note that some dictionaries list 'spent' as an adjective:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/spent



1- But, 'spending' is not listed as an adjective. So, Spending time/money. It was spending time/money. well-spending money/time.

2- When 'spent' is listed as an adjective, then it means it can be an active adjectival past participl or passive adjectival past participle. I am right, ain't I?

3- I think Michael Swan means with the term of 'past participles which are used with active meanings or with passive meaning' only with the past participles which usually come before nouns, and not come after 'to be'.


4- So, there is still some confusion in the term of the past participle used as 'a passive adjectival past participle' and as part of a passive verb. Or they are the same?

5- I know a rule saying "When a past participle is used as part of a passive verb, then we can put 'much' or 'very much' before it, but not 'very'. However, when it is used as an adjective, then we prefer 'very'. There are some exceptions.(He's (very) much mistaken. He's well-known in the art world).". However, if there is no 'much' or 'very' before past participle, how can I know that past participle is used as an adjective or part of a passive verb. So, 'spent' is here used as adjective or part of a passive verb.
This is well-spent money.
This is a well-spent time.
It's well-spent money.
It's a well-spent time.

I don't think if I can say 'spent money/time' or 'It is spent money' without an adverb 'well, much, very' before it.
By the time we had done half of the job we were all spent.

6- I read in Michael Swan's book that some more past participle can be used with active meanings, but only with adverbs.
Examples: (NOTE I, myself, wrote the blue alternatives in the brackets)
a well-read person. NOT a read person (= a person who read/has read well, NOT = a person who is/was/has been read well
a just-arrived train NOT an arrived train) (= a train which just arrived/has just arrived, NOT = a train which is/was/has been just arrived)
a much-travelled man (= a man who travelled much or has/had travelled much, NOT = a man who is/was/has been travelled much)
recently-arrived immigrants (= immigrants who arrived/have arrived recently, NOT = immigrants who are/were/have been arrived recently
The train just arrived at platform six is the delayed 13.15 from Hereford. (This is the one I cannot understand since there are two finite verbs and only one subject.So, it seems to read as 'The train which just arrived at platform six is the delayed 13.15 from Hereford.)
Some active past participles can be used after 'to be'
She is retired now. [She was retired 8 years ago, She's been retired for 8 years/since 2010]
Those curtains are badly faded.
This class is the most advanced.
My family are all grown up now.
Recovered, camped, stopped, finished, and gone are used in this way after 'to be', but not usually before nouns.
Why are those cars stopped at the crossroads?(NOT a stopped car)


Based on the above rule in # 6, my questions are:
1- How can I know if a past participle can be used before nouns and after 'to be' as well, such as 'retired', 'faded', advanced('an advanced student', 'an advanced class', 'this class is advanced') 'grown up', or only after 'to be', such as 'Recovered, camped, stopped, finished, and gone, etc?

2- I don't know if the past participle 'faded' can come either in the group 'active adjectival past participle without adverbs', as in 'faded curtains'(=curtains which have faded due to the sun, NOT curtains which are/were/have been faded due to the sun) , 'Those curtains are/were/have faded due to the sun', OR in 'active adjectival past participle with adverbs' as 'badly faded curtains'=(curtains which have badly faded, NOT curtains which are/were/have been badly faded), Those curtains are/were badly faded', OR to the passive adjectival past participle without adverbs, as in 'faded curtains (= curtains which are/were/have been faded by the sun), or to the passive adjectival past participle with adverbs, as in 'badly-faded curtains (=curtains which are/were/have been badly faded by the sun?


3- I don't know if 'well-spent' can also come the four categories like 'faded', or just in the passive adjectival past participle
it is well-spent time/money = time/money which is/is being spent well.
it was well-spent time/money = time/money which was/was being/has been spent well.



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Experience.


That is not the answer you are looking for - but you have to pick it up, just like every other person learning a human language.


I advise you to spend more time with the actual language rather than with the manuals that describe the intricacies of the language.


A grammar book describes the language as best it can. It is not an instruction manual like a Python textbook. You are trying to make sentences that no native would say, so this is not time useful!y spent.

I know this has been said before, many times. But I want to say it again because I want your effort to be rewarded, not hold you back.
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A cooperator wrote:
Audiendus,

Michael Sawan only said these phrases below with the alternatives in the brackets.
an escaped lion (= a lion which has escaped) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
a broken heart (= a heart which has been broken) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
a forgotten person (= a person who has been forgotten by everyone) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
falling leaves (= leaves which fall) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
a meat-eating animal (= an animal which eats meat') from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle

With the same concept, I have written these phrases with the alternatives in the brackets.
intransitive active adjectival present participle:
escaped lion (= a lion which has escaped) from the alternative, it seems a verbal participle
improved grades (= grades which have improved) - from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle.

transitive passive adjectival past participle:
an improved system (= a system which is/was/has been improved) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
a lost dog = (a dog which is/was/has been lost) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle

intransitive active adjectival present participle:
falling leaves (= leaves which fall) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
a preceding page = (a page which precedes) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
streaming children (= children who stream) from the alternative, it seems to be a verbal participle
an existing ambassador (= an ambassador who is existing NOT = an ambassador who exists) from the alternative, it seems to be an adjectival participle
an interesting book (= a book which is interesting NOT = a book which interests) an ambassador who exists) from the alternative, it seems to be an adjectival participle

The meanings of these sentences are given in brackets above, and that is all you need to know. Trying to categorize them all into adjectival or verbal participles is a waste of time.

"Children who stream" is incorrect. Children are streamed (by a school), i.e. they are placed in different classes according to their ability.



Firstly Having seen the alternatives above, I only saw that only 'existing' and 'interesting' are used as adjectival participle since their alternatives are 'an ambassador who is existing' and 'a book which is interesting.'. However, if their alternatives were as follows 'an ambassador who exists', 'a book which interests.', then they would be verbal participles.

Secondly: I have a problem analysing "a bored person" /"an interested person"/ "excited kids". However, I don't have a problem with 'a person is bored' or 'a person is interested in a book.' or 'kids are excited.' . My analyzing problem is as long as ' broken heart = a heart which has been broken', and 'a forgotten person= a person who has been forgotten by everyone', I am wondering why "a bored person" Not = "a person who is/was/has been bored.", "an interested person" NOT = "a person who is/was/has been interested.", and "excited kids" NOT = "kids who are/were/have been excited".
As I have said before, "a ____ed person" means the same as "a person who is ____ed". In the first case, the "____ed" word is an adjective; in the second case, the "____ed" word is either an adjective (if it refers to a state) or part of a passive verb (if it refers to an action). So "a bored person" can be replaced with "a person who is bored" (i.e. in a bored state, so "bored" is an adjective), and "an interested person" can be replaced with "a person who is interested" (i.e. in an interested state, so "interested" is an adjective).
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A cooperator wrote:
2- When 'spent' is listed as an adjective, then it means it can be an active adjectival past participle or passive adjectival past participle. I am right, ain't I?

Passive adjectival past participle. It does not work as an active participle:.

The lion has escaped. [active]
The bridge has collapsed. [active]
The money has spent.

If you want to know whether an adjectival past participle is active or passive, consider its meaning.
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Audiendus wrote:
A cooperator wrote:
Audiendus,
Could you please just check out where the wrong points are?

1- Nikki Haley, the existing U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, issued a harsh assessment of UNESCO on Tuesday, one day after the United States and Israel officially quit the U.N. agency, alleging an anti-Israel bias. (......the current/present U.S. ambassador who exists to the United Nations...) [Look up this meaning of "existing" in a dictionary]


Audiendus
While looking the word "remaining" up, in the Longman dictionary, it listed it as an adjective only used before noun. However, I saw, in the Oxford Wordpower, which didn't list 'remaining' as an adjective, the examples, under the root definition of the verb "remain", in the first of which "remaining" is used before noun "They spent the two remaining days of their holidays buying presents to take home.". And in the second after noun, "Tottenham scored with five minutes of the match remaining.
Some other times, I see 2 files remaining while uploading files or downloading.

Firstly: so, is the "remaining" used after nouns part of present progressive /intransitive active verbal present participle/present participle. However, the "remaining" used before nouns is an adjectival present participle(adjective)?

As a result,
Tottenham scored with five minutes of the match remaining (=.... of the match which remains)
2 files remaining(= 2 files which remain)

secondly: why is "existing" not used in this way "remaining" is used?

Thirdly: do you know any way helping me detect if a participle adjective or even original adjectives can be used in either position, attributive(before noun), post-positive(after noun) or predictive?

fourthly: in, 'Carrier data accounting may differ from your device.', "accounting" is an adjective or a reduced relative clause( = Carrier data which accounts may differ from your device.


Finally: do you know other words used in this way "remaining" is used?
I listed "embarrassing", "tempting", "terrifying", "living", "dying", "loading", "reclining", etc can be used in this way "remaining" is used.

an embarrassing situation.
a situation embarrassing.

a tempting offer.
Any adds tempting people are prohibited here.

He has no living relatives.
He has no relatives living

a dying girl.
You should be praying to your dying day.
This is a/the girl dying for a cup of tea.

The hostage suffered a terrifying ordeal.
The hostage suffered an ordeal terrifying.


"loading": the maximum loading weight is 99 Ibs.
The maximum weight loading is....

The car has reclining seats at the front.
a girl reclining on a deck chair.


There was a smoking cigarette end in the ashtray.
There was a house smoking.


a lighting attack.
There was an attack lighting.


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A cooperator wrote:
Firstly: so, is the "remaining" used after nouns part of present progressive /intransitive active verbal present participle/present participle. However, the "remaining" used before nouns is an adjectival present participle(adjective)? Yes.

As a result,
Tottenham scored with five minutes of the match remaining (=.... of the match which remains)
It is the minutes, not the match, which remain.
We discussed this "with + noun + participle" construction in one of your other threads. It means "in a/the situation in which..."
Tottenham scored in the situation in which five minutes of the match remained.
Does Michael Swan mention this construction? See if you can find a reference to it in his book or elsewhere.


2 files remaining(= 2 files which remain) Yes. "There are 2 files remaining" = There are 2 files which remain.

secondly: why is "existing" not used in this way "remaining" is used? It is used in the same way:
There are (now) no dodos existing.
There are no dodos remaining.


Thirdly: do you know any way helping me detect if a participle adjective or even original adjectives can be used in either position, attributive(before noun), post-positive(after noun) or predicative? I do not know any general rule for this.

fourthly: in, 'Carrier data accounting may differ from your device.', "accounting" is an adjective or a reduced relative clause( = Carrier data which accounts may differ from your device. No, I think it is a gerund (functioning as a noun). That seems to be the only way in which it makes sense.

Finally: do you know other words used in this way "remaining" is used?
I listed "embarrassing", "tempting", "terrifying", "living", "dying", "loading", "reclining", etc can be used in this way "remaining" is used. I have deleted the sentences that cannot be used. A participle after a noun is normally verbal (see the first paragraph of this post), and a verbal participle often sounds incomplete on its own (see the "embarrassing" and "terrifying" examples below).

an embarrassing situation.
a situation embarrassing.
a situation embarrassing us all.

a tempting offer.
Any ads tempting people are prohibited here.

He has no living relatives.
He has no relatives living

a dying girl.
You should be praying to your dying day.
This is a/the girl dying for a cup of tea.

The hostage suffered a terrifying ordeal.
The hostage suffered an ordeal terrifying.
The hostage suffered an ordeal terrifying him.

"loading": the maximum loading weight is 99 lbs. This is a different construction. "Loading" here is a gerund (basically functioning as a noun, but here used attributively as an adjective). It is not a participle, because "loading" is not something that the weight does.
The maximum weight loading is....

The car has reclining seats at the front.
a girl reclining on a deck chair.

There was a smoking cigarette end in the ashtray.
There was a house smoking.

a lighting attack.
There was an attack lighting.
This should be "lightning", which is an original noun.
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Audiendus wrote:
A cooperator wrote:
Firstly: so, is the "remaining" used after nouns part of present progressive /intransitive active verbal present participle/present participle. However, the "remaining" used before nouns is an adjectival present participle(adjective)? Yes.

As a result,
Tottenham scored with five minutes of the match remaining (=.... of the match which remains)
It is the minutes, not the match, which remain.
We discussed this "with + noun + participle" construction in one of your other threads. It means "in a/the situation in which..."
Tottenham scored in the situation in which five minutes of the match remained.
Does Michael Swan mention this construction? See if you can find a reference to it in his book or elsewhere.


2 files remaining(= 2 files which remain) Yes. "There are 2 files remaining" = There are 2 files which remain.

secondly: why is "existing" not used in this way "remaining" is used? It is used in the same way:
There are (now) no dodos existing.
There are no dodos remaining.



Thank you so much indeed,
First of all, do you think 'varying' can be used in this way 'remaining' and 'existing' are used?
varying degrees of success.
Unlike some other languages that I speak daily (with varying degrees of authenticity), English long ago did away with the singular informal forms of 'you': thou, thee, thy/thine and the plural/formal singular ye.
There are many questions varying.
We offer launch varying (= lunch which varies)

Secondly: I see the words coming after nouns regardless of these words are originally adjectives, adjectival participles, or verbal participle have the constructions like the reduced relative clauses. Does this always happen in general? E.g, ( "There are no(now) dodos existing = ....dodos which exist", "There are two files remaining = there are two files which remain", "There are many questions varying = ....questions which vary", et cetera...et cetera)

Thirdly: I really see 'vary' can be used intransitively and transitively. So, it is still used in this way 'remaining' and 'existing' are used regardless if it is used an intransitive or transitive verb.

Fourtly: I now saw that you judged that 'remaining', 'existing' (and 'varying' may also be so) used before nouns are adjectives(adjectival present participles), however, the verbal participles 'remaining', 'existing', (and 'varying' may also be so) can never come before nouns. If my understanding was correct, then all the present participles of all verbs can never be used before nouns, and if I saw a word in the form of the present participle of a verb used before a noun, then it would be called the adjectival present participle of that word, and not verbal present participle. My understanding was wrong, then could you give me words whose verbal present participles are used before nouns?

Finally: Michael Swan only mentioned these below: (look at the screen shots below)
"With Peter working in Birmingham, and lucky travelling most of the week, the house seems pretty much." I don't think it is the same construction you said is used in my sentence 'Tottenham scored with five minutes of the match remaining'




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A cooperator wrote:
First of all, do you think 'varying' can be used in this way 'remaining' and 'existing' are used? No.
varying degrees of success.
Unlike some other languages that I speak daily (with varying degrees of authenticity), English long ago did away with the singular informal forms of 'you': thou, thee, thy/thine and the plural/formal singular ye.
There are many questions varying.
We offer launch varying They sound wrong. (I cannot give you a logical reason why 'existing' and 'remaining' can be used like this but not 'varying'; it is just the way English is used. And I cannot give you a list of participles (like 'existing' and 'remaining') that can be used intransitively after a noun.)

Secondly: I see the words coming after nouns regardless of these words are originally adjectives, adjectival participles, or verbal participle have the constructions like the reduced relative clauses. Does this always happen in general? Yes, I think so.

Thirdly: I really see 'vary' can be used intransitively and transitively. So, it is still used in this way 'remaining' and 'existing' are used regardless if it is used an intransitive or transitive verb. 'Varying' can be used in this way if it is transitive, e.g:
"There are many factors varying the speed and direction of the wind." [= There are many factors which vary the speed and direction of the wind.]


Fourthly: I now saw that you judged that 'remaining', 'existing' (and 'varying' may also be so) used before nouns are adjectives(adjectival present participles), however, the verbal participles 'remaining', 'existing', (and 'varying' may also be so) can never come before nouns. If my understanding was correct, then all the present participles of all verbs can never be used before nouns, and if I saw a word in the form of the present participle of a verb used before a noun, then it would be called the adjectival present participle of that word, and not verbal present participle. Yes, I think that is correct.

Finally: Michael Swan only mentioned these below: (look at the screen shots below)
"With Peter working in Birmingham, and lucky travelling most of the week, the house seems pretty much." I don't think it is the same construction you said is used in my sentence 'Tottenham scored with five minutes of the match remaining' Grammatically, it is the same construction. The only difference is that the clause "With Peter working in Birmingham..." gives the reason that the house seems pretty much, whereas the clause "with five minutes of the match remaining" (which could be moved to the beginning of the sentence) gives the time that Tottenham scored.
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Audiendus wrote:
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2- When 'spent' is listed as an adjective, then it means it can be an active adjectival past participle or passive adjectival past participle. I am right, ain't I?

Passive adjectival past participle. It does not work as an active participle:.

The lion has escaped. [active]
The bridge has collapsed. [active]
The money has spent.

If you want to know whether an adjectival past participle is active or passive, consider its meaning.


Audiendus, I had to consider the meaning in the sentences below since I don't have any agent(the one doing the action), nor a preposition introducing the agent. I only know a past participle is used as part of a passive verb if there is at least an existing preposition(by, with, through, etc) introducing the agent. So, the first past participle is part of a passive verb, but the other ones are used as adjectival past participles, I think. But nevertheless, do you think that that really make very much difference if past participle is used as part of passive verb or an adjective?

The Palestinian was rushed to the hospital where he died of his wounds.
If you are shortlisted to interview for a Chevening Award, you will be invited to attend an interview in the city where the British embassy or high commission has a representation.
Applicants are allowed to insert quotations but must acknowledge the source as they would in an academic essay.


Secondly: where is the preposition introducing the agent here in this passive form below?

As a result of these errors, applications are deemed ineligible and applicants are not taken through to the next stage of the competition.

Finally: I only know that the prepositions coming after passive forms to introduce the agent are 'by, with, through'. Do you know any others?
I am faced with a problem..... => a problem faces me.
Your application must be gone through...... => someone/something must go through your application.
Teachers will never be replaced by computers in the classroom." => computers will never replace teachers in the classroom.
The broken window was replaced with a board by the janitor. => the janitor replaced the broken window with a board


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