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    The word 'takeover' is given in Oxford. Can we use 'taken over' as per tense requirement. For example :

    Compaq is taken over by HP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dayal Jaiswal View Post
    The word 'takeover' is given in Oxford. Can we use 'taken over' as per tense requirement. For example :

    Compaq is taken over by HP.
    "Compaq has been taken over by HP".

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    Thanks Bhaisahab. I understand from your reply that taken over can also be used as per tense requirement.
    You have corrected sentence by using have been (present perfect). In my opinion the sentence " Compaq is taken over by HP" was also correct in
    passive voice of present indefinite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dayal Jaiswal View Post
    Thanks Bhaisahab. I understand from your reply that taken over can also be used as per tense requirement.
    You have corrected sentence by using have been (present perfect). In my opinion the sentence " Compaq is taken over by HP" was also correct in
    passive voice of present indefinite.
    Yes, it has the effect of a newspaper headline or news announcement.

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