Reply to "the car he was driving was stolen"

Personally, Navi, I see nothing wrong with any of your three sentences, the only difference being that in (1) "stolen" is the past participle in a passive voice structure that refers to the moment when the crime took place (Somebody stole the car -> The car was stolen), while in (2) and (3) "stolen" is an adjective in a copulative structure (the car and the ring had been stolen at some previous time, and were therefore stolen, that is, of illegal origin).

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