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How to name these two cases of passive voice:

This document started being written by me on 2017.07.22.

and

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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