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Hello The LearnEnglish Team,

I have a question. There is a sentence in the transcript:
“ I was the only interview that day, you know?” Why did you use this form of interview verb? Why not “interviewed”? Could you explain to me?
Thank you

Hello Hikingirl

In this sentence, 'interview' is a noun and 'only' modifies the noun, meaning there was only one interview that day. So the woman says she was the interview, and there was only one interview that day. This is an informal way of saying that I think you understood: 'I was the only one (or 'only person') interviewed that day'. In this case, 'interviewed' is indeed a past participle and needs the '-ed' ending.

Note that, unlike in many other European languages, in English we don't generally use an adjective to refer to a noun, which is why you have to say 'one' or 'person' after 'only' if you want to mean 'only person'.

Does that make sense?

All the best

Kirk

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This is awesome

Hi everyone!
This conversations was difficult to me, but I am studying to improve my English everyday!

Those conversations are still a little difficult for my comprehension . I Understand generally,not every steps. I need to do more exercise of listening. But I'll stay tuned.Never I'll get to leave my studying ! See you soon.

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