I have some difficulties understanding few concepts of SC. Will be helpful if experts contribute to sort these.
1. X named the electron in 1894
The sentence has past participle - ed verb, which without a helping verb cannot be the main action verb. In that case, is this sentence an independent clause?
The rule of past participle, is it applicable for -en and ed both forms along with irregular verbs?
Both the questions are from MGMAT SC
book. Nevertheless I will strive to clarify your doubts even though I m not very good at explaining grammar
The sentence in its present form is perfectly alright. X named
the electron. Just like we played
hockey. The maid poured
the water are correct. Here the verb-ed
is a working verb.
Whether verb-ed is a working verb or not depends upon the context of the sentence.
For ex- The electron named
in 1894 is incorrect as the subject is electron and it did not do the naming.
Thus look for the subject and if the subject performs the action that the verb-ed form is a working verb.
That is my understanding. Please correct me if I m wrong