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The word mature can function both as a verb and as an adjective. When mature is used as a verb; it is correct to end in ‘ed’ as in ‘matured ‘ because the past tense of the verb ‘mature’ is ‘matured’.
Example: It matured very quickly.
The above sentence indicates that the fruit ( thing) grew up rapidly or very fast or very quickly.
Nonetheless, when ‘mature’ is used as an adjective to modify a noun then it is wrong to end it with ‘ed’. When used as an adjective, the standard expression should be ‘mature’ not ‘matured’.
See the example below:
- The program is for mature women – wrong
- The program is for mature women – correct
- My daughter is not mature enough to understand the situation. – Wrong
- My daughter is not mature enough to understand the situation. Correct
BY: NAVANTRICS TEAM