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Discussion in 'English Only' started by Bienvenidos, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Bienvenidos

    Bienvenidos Senior Member

    Hey everyone,

    I've been staring at these two sentences for the past ten minutes and now I really don't know how I would explain the difference (if there is any) between them. I was asked to explain this to someone and I don't want to embarrass myself; I don't want to be told, "You grew up in the US and you don't know which one's right??" :D So I need a third party to help me out. Thank you all. :)

    All suggestions are welcomed.
    All suggestions are welcome.
  2. Dimcl Senior Member

    British Columbia, Canada
    Canadian English
    Good question, Bienvenidos - now you've got me wondering!:) Frankly, though, I believe that you can't use the past tense in your first sentence because you're mixing and matching tenses (are/welcomed). I think you have to maintain the past tense ie: "All suggestions were welcomed although only one was implemented".
  3. Old Novice

    Old Novice Senior Member

    USA, English
    I actually think both sentences are fine, :) because "welcomed" is also an adjective.
  4. Maudeyang Junior Member

    China Chinese
    I also think both sentences are right. Because "welcome" is both an adjective and a verb.And I deem that "are welcomed" means passiveness.
  5. Vera Silva New Member

    Brazil - Portuguese
    It's an adjective. Change the order. Welcome suggestions.
  6. espagnola New Member

    Spanish - Mexico
    Hello all. I'm trying to post something in my website, I want to be as simple as possible and I thought the formula: "All welcomed" was catchy, but I don't usually see that, should I say All welcome?

    (is to say that everybody is welcomed to a class I'm offering)

    I always think in spanish when in doubt and Bienvenido (ado/ido) is an adverbial participle, that is modifies the action of being, "ser bienvenido" being welcomed. But in English the use is different right?
  7. owlman5

    owlman5 Senior Member

    "Welcome" is related to the German adjective "willkommen", espagnola. You can use either "All (are) welcomed." Or "All (are) welcome" in that post. I'd use "welcome" rather than "welcomed". I don't think the participle is as common as the simple adjective "welcome" in shorts remarks like this.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2015
  8. espagnola New Member

    Spanish - Mexico
    Do I have to say "are" or it's a choice?
  9. owlman5

    owlman5 Senior Member

    You don't have to say "are". People will understand that "All welcome" means "all are welcome."

    I'd probably omit "all" and just write "welcome" if I needed that word for some reason. I don't think "all welcome" is any catchier than "welcome."

    If I wanted to make it clear that absolutely all people are welcome, I'd probably write this: Everybody is welcome.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2015

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