What part of speech is “given”

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as an adjective, 'given' refers to something that is assumed or taken for granted. It can also refer to something that is specified or particular.

used referring to a known or assumed fact or condition; indicating a particular circumstance or situation.

Given the circumstances, I think we made the right decision.

A given amount of time is allocated for each task.

Given his expertise, he was the best person for the job.

when used as an adjective, 'given' often introduces a condition or basis for a subsequent statement, similar to 'considering' or 'taking into account.' It's essential not to confuse the adjective use of 'given' with its verb form. Context usually helps in distinguishing the two.


as the past participle of the verb 'give,' 'given' indicates a completed action of providing, offering, or assigning something to someone.

used in perfect tenses to indicate a completed action; can be used in passive voice constructions.

She has given her best effort in the project.

The award was given to the most outstanding student.

I haven't given much thought to that idea yet.

remember that 'given' as a verb form is passive in nature. It often indicates that something was provided or offered without specifying by whom, especially in passive constructions.

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