If you added -ed to the noun scent, what part of speech is the resulting word?
The word scented can be used either as a
Here's an example of how it can be used a verb:
"All was still and Sundayfied; the lilacs in full flower
In this case, the word scented is the action the lilacs are taking on the air, and thus functions as a verb.
Here's a slightly different example:
#color(blue)(scented)#something suspicious in this courtesy."
In this one, the word scented is the action taken by James, used in a similar way as "James smelled something ...".
Here's an example of how it can be used as an adjective:
"Did someone light a
#color(red)(scented)#candle? This room suddenly smells like jasmine!"
the word scented describes the noun candle, acting as an adjective.
In this second example:
"The flower is sweet-
#color(red)(scented)#at night and has curiously fringed petals."
sweet-scented describes the flower, acting as a compound adjective.