Wrong to say ‘matured person’ rather say…….

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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

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