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"Sat" is already a verb, and does not need an auxiliary/helping verb along with it. In the above examples, in order to use the auxiliary verb (is), "seated" can be used instead of sat.


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While they both can been the same thing, there can be differences in both in grammar and interpretation. The cafe has closed. Grammar: This is a simple statement of fact about the current state of the cafe. Interpretation: Generally, it would be interpreted as meaning that the cafe has closed for the day. The cafe has been closed. Grammar: Most often,...


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For the example given, there is no difference in meaning. And a comment to the contrary notwithstanding, i have written "testing complete" in emails and project logs thousands of times. I would not however use that without the "is" in a formal report. As for the general issue of “ᴠᴇʀʙɪɴɢ ᴀᴅᴊᴇᴄᴛɪᴠᴇ” versus “ᴠᴇʀʙɪɴɢ ᴠᴇʀʙꜱ ᴠᴇʀʙᴇᴅ” That is going to depend ...


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If you look at the Active voice, it says, "Little strokes fell Great oaks" and it is important that you take note of the verb, 'fell' indicating past tense. So, if the sentence was to be changed to the passive voice, it will be correct if you use the past participle of 'fall', that is, ''Great oaks were felled by little strokes".


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Yes, 'known' often uses 'to', although it may also use 'by': These facts are already known to the investigators. These facts are already known by the investigators. This is a peculiarity of 'know'. I haven't found any other verb that allows a similar passive construction with 'to'.


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"In the 1970s scientists found out that chemicals_____ into the atmosphere______the ozone layer." The option with the "released/had been destroying" is indeed grammatically correct. The sentence reads as follows: "In the 1970s scientists found out that chemicals that were released into the atmosphere had been destroying the ozone layer." So because of ...


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Like be used to, be supposed to is an idiom that has become a fixed phrase, and in many speakers' minds and voices, single words -- useta and sposta, with their own individual and very idiomatic syntax. This is new syntax. In both of these constructions, the question of whether it's passive or active is irrelevant, since that's entirely a matter of ...


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"supposed to become" is correct, and as the answer by FumbleFingers explains, means "was intended to become". However, the statement that "This is a special use of the verb to suppose that only occurs in passive contexts" is not correct. It can be used in the active voice as well: I am supposed to prepare the food before I pour the drinks. You are ...


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1: Harry was supposed to become an earl = It was intended that Harry should become an earl This is a special use of the verb to suppose that only occurs in passive contexts (where the actual "agent" doing the "supposing" is unspecified). But hopefully you can see how the more common meaning to suppose = assume / think / guess stretches through to ...


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The passive equivalent of '(I) (like) (to sing my baby sister to sleep)' is '(To sing my baby sister to sleep) (is liked) (by me)'. '(My baby sister) (likes) (being/to be sung to sleep) (by me)' is active voice, as you can see from the main verb 'likes' (passive voice needs verb [be] and a passive participle main verb). 'Singing my baby sister to sleep is ...


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Yes, you can use "got canceled" in a sentence like that. Some other examples: I can't believe how many of my favorite TV shows got canceled last year. We made plans for the long weekend but they got canceled because we couldn't find a reliable baby sitter. I'm glad mandatory military service got canceled in my native country.


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"I like to sing my baby sister to sleep. OK [ACTIVE VOICE] PASSIVES: "My baby sister likes being sung to sleep by me." OR "My baby sister likes to be sung to sleep by me." That is how you do it. Like can take to sleep or like + gerund.


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As Showsni has pointed out, neither of the two sentences you've asked about is actually a passive-voice equivalent of "I like to sing my baby sister to sleep." That would be "Singing my baby sister to sleep is liked by me." That said, "She likes to be sung to sleep" would be the correct way to use the passive voice to say that when you sing her to sleep, ...


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Neither of those options would be correct; you're the one that likes it, not her. You'd have to say something like "Singing my baby sister to sleep is something I like."


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