Verbal adjectives: how much verbal force?

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Sun Mar 09 1997 - 10:38:43 EST

Some of my grammars say that verbal adjectives have primarily adjectival
force, but also have verbal force similar to that of a passive participle.
Others, especially Blass et al, feel that verbal adjectives have completely
lost their verbal force, and are used as straight adjectives.

Can anybody argue one way or another here?



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