Hi teachers,

1. A sinking boat

2. A sank boat

No.1 being a boat in the middle of sinking. No.2 being a boat is alway in the bed of the sea. Same as a burning building and burnt building.

I apologize in advance for the content.

1. A kidnapping victim, shouldn't it be "a kidnapped victim"? Sort of like the "injured victim"?

2. Another one I find on the net, one being "Guardian angel" and the other one "Gurading angel". Is guarding angel incorrect?

Thanks

Tinanam
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tinanam0102Hi teachers,

1. A sinking boat
2. A sunk boat

No.1 being a boat in the middle of sinking. No.2 being a boat is alway in the bed of the sea. Same as a burning building and burnt building.

1. A kidnapping victim, shouldn't it be "a kidnapped victim"? Sort of like the "injured victim"?
a) kidnapping victim is OK, but more frequently written as: a victim of kidnapping

b) a kidnapped child / woman/ man (A person who was kidnapped.)

2. Another one I find on the net, one being "Guardian angel" and the other one "guarding angel". Is guarding angel incorrect?

a) A guardian angel is a common expression; it means someone (or a spiritual being) who is a special protector to someone.

b) A "guarding angel" is not incorrect, but it is not a common expression.

We might say: The angels guarding the gates of heaven....
tinanam01021. A sinking boat
2. A sank boat
2. A sunken boat. We usually use a special past participle for this verb when it's used as a modifier.

tinanam01021. A kidnapping victim, shouldn't it be "a kidnapped victim"? Sort of like the "injured victim"?
No. A kidnapping victim does sound like a victim who is doing some kidnapping, but here kidnapping refers to the crime of kidnapping, not to the action of kidnapping. kidnapping here is a complement, not a modifier. The phrase strikes me as a little odd. I would say a victim of kidnapping. A kidnapped victim might make more sense, but we don't use that combination.

tinanam01022. Another one I find on the net, one being "Guardian angel" and the other one "Gurading angel". Is guarding angel incorrect?
I am not familiar with guarding angel, though it doesn't seem completely incorrect either. The usual term is the compound noun guardian angel.

Some of these combinations are a matter of tradition more than of logic.

CJ
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Hi AlpheccaStars,

Thanks for answering my questions.

Would you call a slide door or a sliding door?

Thanks

Tinanam
Hi CalifJim,

Thanks for answering my questions.

Tinanam
Hi,

It's a sliding door. (A door that slides to open.)

Usually these are made of glass, so the frequent name is "sliding glass door."
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Hi AlpheccaStarts,

I am sorry but I have one question left. Do you say "a pull door" or "a pulling door"?

Thank you.

Tinanam
We don't say anything like that, because doors usually require you to pull (or push) on them in order to open. It goes without saying.
Hi Tina,

I know you are interested in learning the different type of doors. So here is a list of different kind of doors commonly found in modern days:

* Sliding door - Most homes have them installed between the family room and backyard.

* Automatic electric sliding door - Found in commercial establishments such as banks, building entrance etc.

* Swinging doors - found in restaurants between the kitchen and service area.

* Overhead doors - Mostly used for garage and warehouse. They are mostly made of aluminum.

* Hinged door - this type of doors are used for bedrooms and closet . They are made of light-weight composite wood material, intended for privacy purpose, not for high security. They can be installed swinging inside or outside.

* Folding doors - Used for closets and partition purpose. The doors have rollers being guided with a track at the top.

* Automatic revolving doors - Used mostly for buildings in cold climate. The usually activated by motion sensors.
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