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# Verb-ed Usage

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12 Dec 2019, 00:10
We all come across the verb-ed word in GMAT questions most of the times. Let's discuss the role of it in detail. It acts either as verb or as modifier in the sentence.

Verb-ed(As a verb): When ever you come across a verb-ed word, pause a moment and understand whether it represents the action performed by the subject or not. If yes then it acts as a verb. Let's see an example, John visited the mall last night. In this context john has performed the action,so visited acts a verb.

Verb-ed(As a modifier): Verb-ed acts as a modifier when it provides more information about the entity it modifies and it cannot represent an action performed by the subject. Lets see an example, The shopping mall constructed in an year spans across 10kms. Here constructed modifies the shopping mall, you cannot say mall performed the action constructed.

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12 Dec 2019, 08:48
kkparashar wrote:
We all come across the verb-ed word in GMAT questions most of the times. Let's discuss the role of it in detail. It acts either as verb or as modifier in the sentence.

Verb-ed(As a verb): When ever you come across a verb-ed word, pause a moment and understand whether it represents the action performed by the subject or not. If yes then it acts as a verb. Let's see an example, John visited the mall last night. In this context john has performed the action,so visited acts a verb.

Verb-ed(As a modifier): Verb-ed acts as a modifier when it provides more information about the entity it modifies and it cannot represent an action performed by the subject. Lets see an example, The shopping mall constructed in an year spans across 10kms. Here constructed modifies the shopping mall, you cannot say mall performed the action constructed.

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It is very hard to sort out which one is modifier and which one is not modifier (verb) until we know the meaning of the verb-ed word.
But, the good news is that if verb-ed is being used as 'modifier', then there must have a verb.
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13 Dec 2019, 08:34
Hi, kkparashar,

Nice work.

Similarly, verb -ing kind of usage is also crucial in GMAT SC and frequently tested by test makers.
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14 Dec 2019, 11:10
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Hi, kkparashar,

Nice work.

Similarly, verb -ing kind of usage is also crucial in GMAT SC and frequently tested by test makers.

Verb-ing is very different case compare to Verb-ed(As a verb) and Verb-ed(As a modifier).
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15 Dec 2019, 10:00
Raxit85 wrote:
Hi, kkparashar,

Nice work.

Similarly, verb -ing kind of usage is also crucial in GMAT SC and frequently tested by test makers.

Verb-ing is very different case compare to Verb-ed(As a verb) and Verb-ed(As a modifier).

I just wanted to communicate that verb -ing kind of usage is also more important as verb -ed concept in GMAT SC and tested frequently.
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