I have found many more instances of "is/are welcome" than "is/are welcomed" on BOE and google.

Are they both correct?
Are both the following sentences acceptable?
What should I say is the difference?

(1) Your help will be welcome.
(2) Your help will be welcomed.

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"To be welcome" is the main verb, or copula, BE plus the adjective "welcome."

"To be welcomED" is the passive form of the verb "to welcome." The verb BE in this case is an auxiliary, and "welcomed" is the past participle of the verb "to welcome."

"Welcome," being an adjective, can be intensified by the adverb "very":

--Your help will be very welcome

The passive "be welcomed" is intensified by the adverb "much":

--Your help will be much welcomed

Marilyn Martin

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