accept

allen1984

Senior Member
chinese
The reason is not accepted, not acceptable (which one is correct?)
I checked the dictionary for both words, either can be (adj)
so, they are both correct?
like the clock has been damaged for months..(damaged is adj)

thanks a lot
 
  • allen1984

    Senior Member
    chinese
    Ecossaise is right. But 'correct' depends on context, Allen. What are you trying to say and what are the circumstances?
    For example:

    If the reasons are accepted/acceptable, you will not have to pay extra fine for drive after drinking too much.
    Given the above circumstance, it is that enough to distinguish which one would be proper?

    Actually, before I looked up dictionary, I thought accept would be verb, so it would be used in two ways as follows:

    If the reasons for the failure of that core module are not accepted(verb) by Mr.xxx( actually, we can say if Mr.xxx does not accept the reasons for the failure of that core module) you may have to do resit again.

    OR

    If the reasons for the failure of that core module are acceptable(adj), you may not have to do resit again.

    Sorry for the length
     
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