I have question abour the verb ' Born ' When I read a book, I find that sentence : ' We were both born in China ', my question is this: 'what is the tense used in that sentence ? ' and thank you. 
May 31, 2018 1:17 PM
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Born is the past participle of the irregular verb to bear ( bear - bore - born) .

One of the meanings of this verb is 'give birth to'.

Grammatically We were both born in China is a past simple passive voice: it's the passive form of the active sentence Our mother gave birth to us in China.  It's the same construction as when we say These phones were made in China.

May 31, 2018