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Past Participles Used as Adjectivdes

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									       Past Participles Used as
             Adjectives
Some adjectives may be formed from verbs. The form
you use is the past participle. Compare these
infinitives with their form in the descriptions:

cerrar            La oficina está cerrada.
(to close)        The office is closed.
aburrir           Los empleados están aburridos.
(to bore)         The employees are bored.
 Past Participles Used as Adjectives

When describing a noun using a past participle,
1.   first form the past participle by dropping the ending from the
     infinitive and adding the appropriate ending:

for –ar verbs:

hablar                   -ado           hablado

for –er and –ir verbs:

comer or vivir           -ido           comido, vivido
Past Participles Used as Adjectives
2.   Then change the past participle to agree in number
     and gender with the noun being described the same as
     you would an adjective.

Isabel says:
--No estoy capacitada para estos trabajos.
I am not qualified for these jobs.

Pablo might have replied:
--Yo tampoco estoy capacitado.
I am not qualified either.
 Past Participles Used as Adjectives


Many verbs have irregular past participles. Some are:

infinitive   past participle    infinitive   past participle
abrir        abierto            ir           ido
decir        dicho              poner        puesto
descubrir    descubierto        romper       roto
escribir     escrito            ver          visto
hacer        hecho              volver       vuelto

								
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