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My husband works in a car shop. English is not his native language (neither it is mineEmotion: wink). When he said "It's broken" about some part in a car, he was corrected by one of his co-workers, that he should say "it's broke". It happened several times. I thought you can say "broke" only a) in past simple of the verb "break", or when you are talking about someone who lost all his money. Am I AND MY HUSBAND WRONG?
THANK YOU.
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No, English is a mad language. The past participle of a verb is used when 'have' or 'has' is included. I have broken the window......It had eaten the cake.....If one uses the immediate past tense it becomes...I broke the window....It ate the cake..I learned this when I studied Spanish.
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"Broken" in this context is being used as an adjective so the expression "it is broken" is correct. "Broke" means something entirely different when it is an adjective.