Hello to everybody!
It’s nearly a long time I haven’t written anything here. I used to come and see some posts every now and then, of course. Recently, I asked a question from Tebyan’s English Consultation Desk, but received no answer. So, I like to present it here to see what your opinion is in this regard. As you are well informed, some participles can be used as adjective. For example, “To tell the truth, the film was quite amusing”. In this sentence, amusing is a present participle used as an adjective. Therefore, it seems that the sentence mentioned can be rewritten as “To tell the truth, it was quite an amusing film”. But not all verbs’ participle forms can be used as an adjective. Consider the following example:
* It was quite a(n) telling/ selecting/ substituting/ … film!
The question is that how it’s possible to recognise which certain verbs have participle form used as adjectives?