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ANALYSIS ON THE USE OF

PARTICIPLE AS ADJECTIVE

BY:
• JULINDA SIRAIT (1705102061)
• MERRILY MARBUN (1705102007)
MI-4B
56. A YEAR WITH NO TV
Starting in February 2009, broadcasts of all TV signals will be digital, replacing current analog signals. For
people who have cable or satellite TV, this is a non-issue, because their reception will not be affected. But
people who use rabbit ears or outside antennas won't be able to receive the new digital signals. They'll have to
buy a converter for each TV, which will cost about $50 each. For Chris, that was too much.
Instead, Chris was simply going to give his two TVs away to a thrift shop. Then he would wait until the prices
went way down on digital tuner TVs, and buy one when the price was right. He loaded the TVs into his car.
The lady at the thrift shop wasn't interested at first. She changed her mind when he said that they were only
13" TVs, and that they worked perfectly. He was relieved when she accepted them. Had she not, he would
have had to deposit them at a hazardous waste facility, which meant waiting in line, in his car, for hours on end.
Chris got home feeling good. Now he was going to enjoy at least a year of no TV. The "idiot box" was a good
name for that waste of electricity. He felt like a new man for having got rid of his two TVs. When Donna called
that night, he proudly told her the news. Donna, whose native language was Chinese, was not happy.
"What do you mean, you have no TV?" she yelled over the phone. "How are you going to teach me anything
when I call to ask you about new vocabulary on the 11 o'clock news?" She had a few more things to say. Chris
sighed. When she finished, he promised her he would buy a new digital TV the very next day.
The lady at the thrift shop wasn't
interested at first

• Meaning : Wanita di Toko barang bekas itu pada awalnya tidak tertarik
• Form : Past Participle (-ed)
• Function : To describe how The lady feel. So we can use Past Participle
because Past Participle used to describe how people feel about something or
someone. Beside that, if we translete the sentence into Bahasa it becomes
Wanita di Toko barang bekas itu pada awalnya tidak tertarik. So if we use
interesting it became Wanita di Toko barang bekas itu pada awalnya tidak
menarik. It doesn’t match because The lady wasn’t interested to the TV.
Actually the sentence have an object, it’s TV. So we use Past Participle.
He was relieved when she
accepted them
• Meaning : Dia(lk) lega ketika dia(pr) menerima
mereka(TV).
• Form : Past Participle (-ed)
• Function : The sentence use relieved because He feel
relieved caused by something, it’s because she accepted
them.
247. THE REFUND
The checker called the bag girl over, who went back to aisle 4 to do a price check. She returned shortly;
$5.32 was indeed the correct price. The checker gave Delbert 64 cents to cover the overcharge and the
tax. He told her that he thought he was supposed to get the item free if Ralfs overcharged him for it. She
said, "Oh, we don't do that anymore."
That figures, Delbert thought. Just before he got to the store exit, he saw an assistant manager. Delbert
asked him about the overcharge policy. The man said, "Yes, for most items, if you're overcharged, you'll
get the item for free. Let me get the manager for you."
When the manager arrived, Delbert explained his situation. Silently, the manager looked at the receipt
and then asked for Delbert's 64 cents. The manager went to aisle 4 to check the price tag. He returned to
Delbert about five minutes later. He gave him $5.32. Delbert thanked him. The manager said "You're
welcome," but he didn't say it in a friendly manner.
Delbert didn't feel sorry for the manager, the clerk, or the store. Their overcharge policy wasn't posted
anywhere for customers to see. The employees knew nothing about it, or else were told to keep quiet
about it. Delbert had spent way too much time over the last 15 years trying to figure out Ralfs' tricky and
confusing price tags. They owed him a lot more than $5.32 for all his wasted time over all those years
CONFUSING PRICE TAGS
• Meaning : Tanda harga yang membingungkan
• Form : Present Participle (-ing)
• Function : Confusing as an adjective, To describe the
characteristic of The price tags. It’s describe its ownself ( The price
tags). The price tags doesn’t have any feelings or emotions, so
actually the price tags gives Delbert the emotion so that Delbert
feel confused.
254. IMPOLITE TO HIS BROTHER
"Why were you so rude to your brother?" Gladys asked. "He drove all the way over here to deliver that package
to you. But you didn't invite him inside your apartment. You didn't offer him anything to drink or eat. Then, when
he was talking to me, you kept telling him to speak faster. He was speaking slowly because he knows my English
isn't that good—he was just being polite. Finally, when he and I sat down in the living room, you just went to
your computer and started typing away."
William tried to explain to Gladys that what she saw between him and his brother was their normal interaction.
Roland was simply delivering a package; there was nothing for the two of them to chat about. Further, Roland felt
that William's apartment had an odor; he usually didn't even come inside the apartment when he visited. In
addition, Roland was very picky about what he drank and ate—he wasn't interested in eating William's "junk
food."
Finally, William argued, he had told Roland many times not to "talk down" to Gladys. "He talks to you like you're
a two-year-old," William said.
She said she didn't mind; Roland was just trying to communicate. She just wished that William would be more
polite to him. "When my sister visits me," she said, "I hug her, I invite her inside, we eat and drink and talk, and
we just have a good time with each other."
He wasn't interested in
eating william's "junk food."
• Meaning : Dia(lk) tidak tertarik memakan “makanan cepat saji” milik Wiliiam
• Form : Past Participle(-ed)
• Function : To tell what he feel. It used past participle because He feel interested
because of something, Beside that, the interested word is describe what he feel, not
describe “in eating william’s “junk food” ”.
257. THE CYCLONE IN MYANMAR
The first report was that hundreds in the delta had died. But by the third day, estimates were that 40,000 people could be dead
or missing, and perhaps one million might be left homeless. Bodies were floating in rivers that were mixed with ocean water.
There was little fresh water and little food. For unknown reasons, the government was refusing most offers of international
aid.
The cyclone had hit the capital of myanmar with winds of 120 mph. It was as powerful as hurricane katrina, which in 2005
destroyed much of new orleans. Katrina killed 1,800 people and left about 100,000 people homeless.

Meteorologists watched the cyclone closely and warned the myanmar government about it two days before the cyclone hit
the country. But the myanmar government failed to warn citizens to prepare for the dangerous storm.
"We were in our hotel," said an american tourist who was visiting the capital with his wife. "We could see the weather
changing, but the locals didn't seem to be worried. When the wind smashed the windows in our hotel room, we started
worrying. The wind blew the rain and tree branches and other debris into our room. We went into the bathroom and got into
the tub. We didn't feel safe in the bathroom, but where could we go? The wind howled and things banged around forever. We
thought we were going to die for sure. When the storm finally passed, we looked outside. We couldn't believe the destruction.
Mostly all we could see was just water." There was no telling when power would be restored or when roads would be usable.
The myanmar government was doing nothing to help matters. "That's because they prefer that we all die," said an angry
survivor.
We could see the weather changing, But the
locals didn't seem to be worried
• Meaning : Kami dapat melihat cuaca sedang berubah, tetapi
penduduk setempat tidak terlihat khawatir.
• Form : past participle (-ed)
• Function : as an adjective of noun (the locals). Worried describe
what the locals feel about the weather. Beside that, it used worried,
because it’s a temporary feeling which use ed as the suffix.
A professional football player was charged by government prosecutors with
breeding dogs to fight, providing the site for the dog fights, gambling on the
dog fights, and killing dogs that were not good fighters. The quarterback,
Roger Cheney, at first denied everything. He told the media that he hoped his
mother would not hear about any of this and, if she did, she knew him well

78. enough not to believe any of the charges.


Unfortunately, all the people that worked for him immediately confessed
everything, hoping for reduced sentences. They all pointed a finger at the
Man’s quarterback.
The media interviewed Cheney's father, who said that he had told his boy that

Best dog-fighting was evil and he should stop it. His son told him that it was only
some dogs—it wasn't like he was destroying lions or elephants. "He told me
that humane societies destroy thousands of dogs a month, so what was the big

Friend deal," Cheney's dad said.


Two weeks after the initial charges were made, Cheney agreed to plead guilty
to several reduced charges, including animal cruelty. He could be sentenced to
five years in jail. Across the nation, football fans and animal fans were equally
outraged at his admission. "Athletes are supposed to be a model for our nation's
youth," said some. "He is more of an animal than any of his poor dogs," said
others. Few were surprised or saddened when the National Football
League suspended Cheney without pay for an undisclosed term.
Few were • Meaning : Beberapa orang terkejut
surprised or atau sedih ketika liga sepak bola
nasional memecat cheney tanpa
saddened when
membayar selama jangka waktu yang
the National tidak diungkapkan.
Football League • Form : Past Participle (-ed)
suspended
• Function : To explain what “Few” feel,
Cheney without and as adjective of “Few”.
pay for an
undisclosed
term
From all of the text above, we can conclude:
1. Past participle is used to describe how someone or
something feel , or have emotional to the verb or
noun that mentioned. It can used to describe a
temporary feeling also.
2. Present participle is used to describe about the
charasteristics of something or someone. It can be
used in phrases too because the noun doesn’t have
emotional .