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if i want to say that something was found , i would say "it has been found" or "it was found" regarding the context, but many times i see on the internet, messages like this: "___ found" blank can be anything.
i never see this:

"___ was found"

i dont understand why people write it, or if it is right, please explain me why...
im pretty sure it has something to do with passive......
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Either is correct. Usage would depend on the normal choice between simple past and present perfect.
lets say you are looking for something in a search engine and you then see "1 result found" it means "the result has found something" not that it was found
same as:
"i found" (something)
and
" i was found" (be someone, something)
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Picniclets say you are looking for something in a search engine and you then see "1 result found" it means "the result has found something" not that it was found

same as:

"i found" (something)

and

" i was found" (be someone, something)

it means

1 result has been found. or even

The search has found 1 result.

It cannot possibly mean "the result has found something".

i havent thought about this that way.
interesting...
ill wait for othesr, thank you!
Picnici havent thought about this that way.
interesting...
ill wait for othesr, thank you!
Very often, past participles are used passively as adjectives. in your example, it actually meant: 1 item (was) found. Depends on how one was taught, some people may disagree with this approach. But it actually makes this kind of usage quite easy to understand.
i.e. I'd like to have my steak cooked "medium" -cooked is a passive adjective, meaning (to be) cooked medium.

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Picnicand you then see "1 result found" it means "the result has found something" not that it was found
No. This is telegraphic style, where less important words are omitted. (You used to have to pay for every word in a telegram.) Now there are no more telegrams, but this abbreviated style is still used in various contexts, including internet applications and newspaper headlines.

20 results found = 20 results [were / have been] found.

Missing Child Found! (The missing child [was / has been] found.) [Headline]

Similarly:

Ancient Skeleton Discovered.
Building Destroyed. Arson Suspected.
Legislation Passed. Public Enraged. Senators Targeted for Removal.

CJ
i understand now, thank you very much!!
are both of you native speaker?
how can i improve my english?