so here’s where the verb-to-qualifier
thing makes such a difference
to the speaker to the audience:
noun verb/‘it broke’
see here ‘broke’ is a verb
there is no doubt that a thing
once whole broke and that kinda sounds like the end of that story like my pencil broke ok toss that shit let’s get a new one the lamp broke trash that pos and let’s go to target
noun verb qualifier/‘it is/was broken’
awwwwwwwww shiyut, see this is something
we can work with
there’s something about the language here that indicates what is or was broken can and will be or is already again whole. this isn’t the end of the story.
status is damn near always temporary. noun verb qualifier indicating status/i am tired/i am hungry/i am wearing a blue shirt/i am depressed/i need to poop
if the status of one is broken/brokenness, that status can and will be changed. which is why the author would argue that the noun qualified as broken never actually broke.