The man offered to help the flight attendants.
Why is "was" being skipped here? Isn't it:
The man was offered
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For many verbs, the past tense and the past participle happen to have the same form.
So offered, for example, can be either past tense:
He offered her a cake.
or past participle, which is used in several constructions, including perfect:
I've offered him an apology
She was offered an umbrella.