Reply to "ripen / ripe fruits"

Hi, Ahmedimammatia,

As you can read in David's answer, "ripe" is the usual choice, but "ripened" can work too to refer to the completion of the process of ripening. Notice that David said that "ripened" is usually used with the agent, as in "sun-ripened," meaning "ripened by the sun."

Compare white wall with whitened wall. A white wall is one which is white and has perhaps always been white, while a whitened wall is one which has undergone a process of whitening.

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