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"Passive voice" is the term used for constructions in which the subject of the verb is the patient of its action.

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“… can already been seen …” grammatically correct?

In a recent issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, there is a sentence "The shift can already been seen." Is this grammatically correct? Or does it omit something, or actually a typo (can -> ...
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What is passive voice misuse in the following text?

I am writing an essay and this is a part of my introduction: This essay is twofold; first, the undergoing changes are elaborated. How these changes have negatively affected our life is something that ...
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Passive dative voice if it is correct

Can I say "I was bought a car" meaning that a car was bought for me or it is incorrect. And the following sentence "The universe expands" it means that The Universe expands ...
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“to be/is/get used”

Why in this sentences use phrase "to be" instead of is or get? What did the author wants to say? Polymorphism is a feature that allows one interface to be used for a general class of ...
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How do i get rid of the passive voice misuse error?

What is the correct way to get rid of the error here? The sentence goes like These books are expensive. A book grant must be sanctioned. If I change it to These books are expensive. There must be a ...
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Can you tell me please the difference between Get passive and Being passive

For example what is correct "My car is getting repaired" or "My car is being repaired" , can't understand the difference , the first and the second sentences seem to be narrating ...
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Passive vs active voice

I came across this sentence in a test: The first computer was built in 1943, but since then the computer technology has developed a great deal. My confusion is can we use has been developed instead ...
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“being” in active sentence?

"Being" is usually seen in continuous passive sentences. such as: "A letter is being written." But what does it mean when it's used in an active sentence? For example: "You ...
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Which one is correct: built or to be built

Which of these is correct? 1.How do you want your house to be built? 2.How do you want your house built? I think 1 is correct because it is the house that will be built(someone will build it). But I ...
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Passive voice with both transitive and intransitive verb

Somethings confused me. I think i didn't understand something. When I translated 1. and 2. sentences, I saw passive voice(doing by someone). But I translated third sentence I didn't saw passive voice ...
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The usage of the “to + be + v3”

Eg: Your surgeon should also explain the type of anesthesia to be used. In the above example, what is the meaning and tense of the "to be used". Further, please explain to me that there is ...
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“The updated schedule will be informed soon” Can this sentence be converted to active voice?

The updated schedule will be informed soon I can't figure out the subject, verb & object from this sentence. So I can't convert this to active voice. Does this sentence have any mistakes at all?
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passive voice sentence begins with wh- word

I am confused about a wh-- question. who would you have me be loyal to? I want to know what kind of sentence is this? A passive voice or a passive wh-- question? what is the purpose of 'have' and '...
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is being opened vs to be opened

A shop is being opened. A shop is about to be opened. What is the difference between these two sentences? The first one is voice change, the second one is also a voice change? Is there any difference ...
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to + Passive voice

Could I use the passive voice in such a way: "These kinds of subjects are easier to be taught" or "Subjects like drama, art or poetry are extremely difficult to be understood by both ...
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“The restaurant's fantastic dinners had been being prepared by Chef Jones for two years.”

Can one say: The restaurant's fantastic dinners had been being prepared by Chef Jones for two years. By my understanding of English, this sentence does not compute. Perhaps 'had been prepared' works,...
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Difference between “I get” and “I am”

Is there any differences between these sentences: I get contacted by clients all the time I am contacted by clients all the time I heard people using both before. For me, I always use 2. If both are ...
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Passive past perfect vs Passive past tense

What is the difference between Dishwashers were introduced in 1978 and Dishwashers had been introduced in 1978 Thank you in advance.
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How to use “accountable” and “charged” without a human subject?

I'm doing some translation and I'm doubting between three choices in the translation: subject: "these actions" in the event of them being charged to Performance Department in the event of ...
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What's the passive form of this sentence?

Their students don't break the window. I just tried almost everything but it still doesn't make sense.
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being+past participle without is/are - what is the rule?

English words being used in conversation. being used - what is the rule? If it is the passive voice (Continuous), why it is used without be, like English words are being used in conversation. If it is ...
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Being in Passive

Is this a passive sentence? Being loved is more important! I don't see it as a passive sentence because there is no subject here. Can someone explain me?
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be demanded + to infinitive or that clause

He was demanded “to confess” to the robbery. He was demanded “that he should” confess to the roberry. I wonder whether these two sentences are correct. When we use “demand” as in a passive voice, can ...
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Are the following sentences correct?

I didn't know what was going on the second room. I didn't know what has been going on the second room.
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Being for background information

Being can be used as a subordinate clause or a noun clause to give explanatory background information. Consider my sentence in this context : Being entertained by smartphones and gaming gadgets, ...
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Passive of “Do not open the door.”

I looked up the passive voice of "Do not open the door." and got two answers which are: "Let not the door be opened." "Let the door not be opened." However, I find both ...
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Preposition + having been + Past participle

As far as I know, Having been is mostly used to tell background information. For instance : Having been taught grammar, I started speaking english. However, I have seen many times it is used with ...
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How to change this sentence below to passive voice?

Jill's parent are making her study hard. Is my version correct? - Jill is being made study hard by her parents. Should it be like this? - Jill is being made to study hard by her parents.
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Passive form of the verb give

If a sentence You gave a gift becomes a passive form, which of following two is right? A gift was given you or A gift was given by you. I am confused. An answer or any related reference is appreciated!...
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How can I change passive into an active form in the following sentence?

Grammarly is displaying passive voice misuse in this sentence? A mobile-friendly shopping website was developed to study e-commerce compatibilities in smartphones.
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Is it correct to say “By who was this stick broken?” instead of “Who was this stick broken by”?

Is it correct to say "By who was this stick broken?" instead of "Who was this stick broken by"?
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“He has played cricket with me”

In the below sentences, I want to understand why the usage of has is correct Sentences He has played cricket with me He is played by me Above sentences are the right ones. I want to understand why ...
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When verbs have 2 objects

If someone is giving a cup of tea to me, can I rephrase it these ways: I am being given a cup of tea by someone. A cup of tea is being given to me by someone. And if I owe someone some money, can I ...
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grammar mistake in “so low that can be ignored”

In my sentence: The impact of the proposed method for 5 jobs is so low that can be ignored. the grammar of the highlighted part sounds odd and unusual. What's wrong?
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present, past, passive and perfect participle usages

Which is correct grammatically? Beaten severely, he died immediately. [past participle] Having been beaten severely, he died immediately. [perfect participle) I would like to put my understanding of ...
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“Use X, not Y” in passive voice [closed]

How to "switch" this sentence from the active voice to the passive one? Active voice: Use X, not Y. Passive voice, first version: It must be used X, not Y. Passive voice, second version: ...
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Passive voice with have + object + bare infinitive

I was learning C2 level grammar structures when I came across this structure. It is mentioned in passive voice category. The structure is Have + Object + bare infinitive. Now I am confused that ...
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How to use the past perfect construction correctly?

Do the following sentences make sense in terms of tenses? (Or how do I make the tenses right?) When the man was hit by a truck, it took two hours before he was successfully resuscitated. When the ...
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Difference between “what we call” and “what we called”

That's what we called the star jump. That's what we call the star jump. How could I understand these two sentences and tell the difference between them? To my understanding, the second one is general ...
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Can present continuous (passive form) be used with future adverb of time?

Well, I was going through Cambridge Essential Grammar in Use book and in unit 22 I came across this sentence: Football matches are often played at the weekend, but no matches are being played next ...
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“No sooner..than” passive voice construction

I am confused as to what the passive voice of the "No sooner.... than" construction would be. For example: No sooner did he reach the station than the train started In my opinion, the answer ...
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Question related to voice

I have to solve this problem. Let's play a game. And I have to change this question into passive voice.
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Adverbs of frequency in passive voice present perfect constructions

With adverbs of frequency, we place the adverb before a main verb, after 'to be' and between auxiliary verbs and the main verb. What happens when the sentence is in the present perfect passive voice, ...
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Can “to be”, as a verb, be passive?

I was wondering about sentences such as, for instance, "I am going to be hugged." I assumed "hugged" is a passive verb in this context, but what about the verb "to be"? ...
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Transforming sentence to passive

I am trying to transform this sentence into passive form: They are thought ... in a deserted cottage. [hide] My guess is: In a desert cottage they are thought to be hidden. Is that correct?
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“I'm caught by the tail.” (I = a tiger) Does the wordplay work? Is it ambiguous?

"catch/have a tiger by the tail" is an idiom we all know. I'm writing some quotes for a character, who is a tiger. Can the tiger say "I'm caught by the tail"? The sentence somewhat ...
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Is “Who has Hamlet been written by?” a grammatically correct sentence?

I'm practicing active to passive voice transformation and trying to determine the best way to transform the following sentence - "Who has written Hamlet?" My answer is: By whom has Hamlet ...
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“it's even been linked to” VS “it's linked to”

Sleeplessness may also cause inflammation, hallucinations, high blood pressure, and it's even been linked to diabetes and obesity. Sleeplessness may also cause inflammation, hallucinations, high blood ...
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Position of agent in passive speech

Which sentence is correct? This new house will be bought by him next month. or This new house will be bought next month by him. I'm considering if there is a difference in meaning between these ...
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Shouldn't there be an auxiliary in: “found itself taken by assault”?

Why was an auxiliary verb omitted before the past participle "taken"? Maogamalcha, which a little before had boasted of being impregnable, and had laughed to scorn the vain efforts of the ...

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