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Understanding how active voice changes into passive voice may help you. Examples: PRESENT TENSE AV:He accuses his friend of… PV: His friend is accused of… by him AV:He is accusing his friend… PV: His friend is being accused… AV:He has accused his friend… PV: His friend has been accused… AV:He has been accusing his friend… …Same as third above… PAST TENSE AV:...


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The perfect in English takes the form HAVE plus past participle. The passive in English takes the form BE plus past participle. The "progressive", or "continuous", in English takes the form BE plus present participle. These can be combined at will, as long as they come in the above order. So has accused - perfect (active) is accused - ...


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It is not true that "have been" or "has been" must always be followed by a past perfect verb. That would only be the case if you were speaking in the past tense, for example, "the garden has been dug". Saying "I have been digging the garden" is present perfect. So, your two alternatives are: Some people have been ...


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