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    Post Difference between Have completed and Have been completed?

    Hi Dear friends,

    I am beginer for english language. I have doubt in the following sentence please explain me clearly regarding this sentences.

    What is the difference between "I have completed" and "I have been completed"?


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    Default Re: Difference between Have completed and Have been completed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Venkatgopu View Post
    Hi Dear friends,

    I am beginer for a beginner in English language. I have doubt in the following sentence. Please explain to me clearly regarding this these sentences.

    What is the difference between "I have completed" and "I have been completed"?

    I have completed my homework. - is a sentence in the present perfect tense.

    You don't say, 'I have been completed'.
    You say, 'My homework has been completed.
    '

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    Default Re: Difference between Have completed and Have been completed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Venkatgopu View Post


    "I have completed" is active (I did something.), but it's not a complete sentence. You need an object after "completed".
    I have completed the report.

    "I have been completed" is passive (Something has been done to me.), but it's not a good sentence.
    I have been made complete.

    I have completed the report. (active voice)
    The report has been completed by me. (passive voice)
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    Default Re: Difference between Have completed and Have been completed?

    "I have been completed" is passive (Something has been done to me.), but it's not a good sentence. You don't use 'have been completed' on a person unless you're talking about Adam and Eve!
    I have been made complete.
    My life has been made complete. - makes more sense, I think.

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    Default Re: Difference between Have completed and Have been completed?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    My life has been made complete. - makes more sense, I think. not necessarily
    It depends on what one is talking about.

    With my new kidney, I have been made complete.
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