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Re this edit, is this an Afrikaans word? If so, shouldn't the language header and inflection template be switched? If not, why should the entry be placed in Afrikaans topic categories? --Yair rand 01:45, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
- Oops, you're right - it's listed as an English word. I was moving several miscellaneous foreign language idioms to their correct language categories from English and must have moved this one to Afrikaans based on a quick glance. I have reverted it. Thanks for pointing that out! Facts707 16:31, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
The vote Categories of names is going to end soon, after receiving contributions of only a few people. (it proposes a number of renamings, in this pattern: Category:en:Rivers to Category:English names of rivers)
It would benefit very much from your vote, even one of abstention.
I assume you would be interested in this subject, as I am sending this message to everyone who didn't vote yet, but participated in the discussion that introduced the vote, and/or in this poll, which received far more attention than the vote, and is closely related to the proposal in question.
Thank you. --Daniel 16:43, 4 August 2011 (UTC)
I made it more purely descriptive. We don't have a good way of using evidence to show the facts of usage. I think I could support the current usage note using evidence from COCA and BNC. DCDuring TALK 19:24, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Hi Facts. Would you like to become an administrator on this wiki? You've been here a while, have great edits, and seem like a friendly chap. --Rockpilot 02:40, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
- Sure, I'd like to give it a try. Thanks for the vote of confidence. My time availability is rather inconsistent, but I'll do my best. Facts707 06:31, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
It's actually common in English for a verb-object pairing to occur like this, and we don't generally count it as adjectival usage on the strength of such a construction alone. In addition to saying "my sneaked food", you can say "my held paycheck" or "her spilled drink". That's not to say that no construction like this with a past participle can be an adjective; we just look for stronger evidence than simple appearance of a past participle in front of a noun. --EncycloPetey (talk) 22:13, 13 November 2013 (UTC)