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Why is bitten, in the past participle? The sentence being, 'It's possible that one can get bitten.'
 
  • entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    'Get' can be used to form a passive voice, similar to 'be'. The passive uses the past participle:

    The bee has bitten me. [perfect]
    I was bitten by the bee. [normal passive]
    I got bitten by the bee. ['get'-passive]

    The 'get'-passive sometimes suggests it was partly my fault. Perhaps I shouldn't have been standing so close to the flower.
     

    NewOrator

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    Filipino English
    'Get' can be used to form a passive voice, similar to 'be'. The passive uses the past participle:

    The bee has bitten me. [perfect]
    I was bitten by the bee. [normal passive]
    I got bitten by the bee. ['get'-passive]

    The 'get'-passive sometimes suggests it was partly my fault. Perhaps I shouldn't have been standing so close to the flower.
    Thank you. Appreciate the help.
     
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