Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 year ago

"categorized" or "categorize" in this sentence?

Dogs would be best categorized as mammals.

OR

Dogs would best categorize as mammals.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    The first is the one.

  • 1 year ago

    past participle being used as an adjective. need the -ed form.

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Would be best categorized.

  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Some dogs are pretty smart, but I've never seen a dog that could categorize anything. Therefore, the second choice is incorrect.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    "would be" so you are using PASSIVE sentence. Eg: the book was moved to another shelf. so in your sentence dogs would be best CATEGORIZED. it is not past tense. In passive sentenced where the subject is a thing, we have to use "ed" for the verb. Another example, the car has been parked somewhere else.

    Source(s): Oxford advanced English class
  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Categorized. Verbs in passive voice are past participles.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Dogs cannot categorise themselves. In fact they don't know they are called dogs, let alone mammals. It may be that you mean: You would best categorize dogs as mammals, but you rely on the reader to sort that out in the second one - and it may then be that only a taxonimist would be expected to do this, not the reader in general.

    The only sentence that works is the first one - they are passively categorized (by humans).

  • 1 year ago

    Categorized. Dogs are categorized. Past tense.

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