I am writing some document where I write sentence(active voice) like that : Dialog should be launch. File should be download.

Is this sentence are correct or may I use past participle with should be?

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The correct sentences are:

  • A/the dialogue should be launched. (It's not clear which article we should use in this case. Use a if you mean "one", "some kind of", "another" or use the if you refer to something mentioned before, some definite dialogue)
  • The file should be downloaded. (As far as I understand, you mean some definite file here)

In the sentences above we need to use should be + past participle because it is the grammar of the passive voice.

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