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Autor:  Rick Leal
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Data:  11/NOV/2005 11:01 AM
Assunto:  Wrong/wronged
 
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Just adding "a little something" to Dale's explanation that might be of help too:
wrong is mainly used as an adjective, but it can also be a noun, an adverb or a verb, and the latter is where wronged comes from; it's the past participle of the verb wrong (wrong/wronged/wronged).

e.g.

Sorry, I must've dialled the wrong number. (adjective)

Her name was spelt wrong. (adverb)

He doesn't seem to know the difference between right and wrong. (noun)

Two wrongs don't make a right.* (noun) (*English saying)

He felt deeply wronged by the allegations. (verb - rather formal)

 

Rick Leal


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Wrong/wronged  –  Bruno  10/NOV/2005, 11:15 PM
Wrong/wronged  –  Dale/RS  10/NOV/2005, 11:23 PM
 Wrong/wronged  –  Rick Leal  11/NOV/2005, 11:01 AM

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