What part of speech is “born”

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as an adjective, 'born' describes the beginning or origin of something, especially in relation to birth or natural talent or inclination.

She is a born leader, always taking charge in challenging situations.

He's a New York-born artist, known for his urban landscapes.

With her incredible voice, she was clearly born to sing.


'born' is the past participle of the verb 'bear' in the context of giving birth. It refers to the act of being given birth to.

'Born' as a verb is used to describe the act or process of being given birth to. It's often used in passive constructions.

She was born in a small village in Italy.

When were you born?

He was born on a stormy night in December.

'born' is often paired with the auxiliary verb 'was' or 'were' in passive constructions to indicate the act of being given birth to. Don't confuse 'born' (related to birth) with 'borne' (the past participle of 'bear' in contexts other than childbirth, such as 'a disease borne by mosquitoes'). Phrases like 'born and raised' are common, indicating both birth and upbringing in a particular place.

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