There is an exercise wich asks to: "Write a logical sentence to follow each statement. Use the correct passive or causative form of the verbs in brackets.

1. We couldn´t use our washing machineall week. (repair)". My question is wether it would be correct to answer with: "The washing machine needs to be repaired".

Thanks in advance.

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Yes, it would.

You are using the verb required, your sentence is grammatically correct and it's logic is sound.

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  • Thanks a lot. I have been given the answers to this exercise but it said that the sentence should be "The washing machine was being repaired". – Carpan Dec 17 '18 at 15:36
  • Ah, in that case the sentence would additionally have to explain the original sentence, which wasn't clear through the question. – A Lambent Eye Dec 17 '18 at 15:40
  • This answer does not satisfy the principles of SE EL&U. It is a mere assertion without any justification to support it. It may well be correct, but if I were to post an answer asserting the opposite, how would anyone know which of us is correct. In fact this question is off-topic for a number of reasons, but it is especially important that SE does not exist to provide a platform for dialogue between individuals but straight answers to well researched questions of general interest. – David Dec 17 '18 at 19:47
  • @David Thank you for pointing it out, but I fail to see how I could have provided a better answer and would appreciate your help. Could you provide me with some suggestions? Should I have answered at all? – A Lambent Eye Dec 17 '18 at 19:51
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    +1 This answer is correct and it's not subjective. There could be multiple answers to the test question, but the question asked here is if the answer that was provided to the test question is acceptable or not. – Jason Bassford Dec 18 '18 at 6:40

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