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Passive Participial Adjectives

Passive participial adjectives are formed from the past participles of verbs. They describe nouns that are receiving the effects of an action.

Astrophysicists of the early 20th century, not knowing about nuclear processes, computed that a sun powered by chemical burning or gravitational shrinking could shine only for a few million years.

--Robert P. Kirscher, "The Earth's Elements," Scientific American

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