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I have an uncertainty with this sentence:

My passport was stamped by a man etc.

Would "Was stamped" be a present perfect or a past simple tense? Or something else?

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My passport was stamped by a man

This is an example of the simple past passive voice. To change it into the active voice, the subject (a man) becomes the agent

A man stamped my passport

This is a sentence in the simple past. In this context, to stamp something is to use a rubber stamp that can either have a specific date or words carved or molded on the underside. The small instrument is used for printing on documents

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  • Many thanks for your kind reply :-) – Ermanno Romano Aug 29 '19 at 8:06

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