How to name these two cases of passive voice:

This document started being written by me on 2017.07.22.


This document was started (being) written by me on 2017.07.22.


Both are the passive voice but looks like it's two different kinds of passive voice.

(Optional question: Do I need that being in the second sentence?)

  • The second sentence is ungrammatical (with or without being). Was started written doesn't work. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Sep 17 '18 at 7:48
  • @JasonBassford - "Was started written doesn't work" - Why not? What about "Was started to be written"? – brilliant Sep 17 '18 at 7:51
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    Verbs simply aren't conjugated that way. (Somebody else might be able to explain it better.) Was started to be written is okay. As another observation, however, something should follow. X started when Y happened. I'm not completely certain if the passive construction is grammatical without that Y event concluding the sentence. It's very awkward at a minimum. Better would be The document was created on . . . or Writing of the document commenced on . . . (Neither of those would need something to follow.) – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Sep 17 '18 at 8:02
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    @JasonBassford - I see. Thank you. Can I say "writing of this document was started on ... " or will I just repeat the same mistake by doing so? – brilliant Sep 17 '18 at 8:05
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    started being written is aspectually clumsy. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Sep 17 '18 at 19:04

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