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Can I get a rich analysis of why seemingly similar sentences can have different meaning? What is the history of these differences? I am not interested in their classification actually.

The characteristics have been mentioned by John.
The characteristics were mentioned by John.
The characteristics mentioned by John.
John has been mentioning the characteristics.
John has mentioned the characteristics.
John mentioned the characteristics.

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Ooph! You want a whole course in historical linguistics. A single forum post won't even begin to cover all that.

Can you rephrase your request to something more manageable? For example, what would you like to know about those examples you wrote?

CJ

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Yes but I can't find how to edit the question.

David Jonsson

Yes but I can't find how to edit the question.

Start a new thread with your revised question.

CJ