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    When to use these sentences?

    Hi,

    Please let me know the difference between the following 2 sentences; And also advise when to use the first sentence & when the second sentence?

    1) The Purchase order had been approved.
    2) The Purchase order has been approved.

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    Re: When to use these sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetie123 View Post
    1) The Purchase order had been approved. It was approved before some past occasion to which reference is made. -"The purchase order had been approved when I left for Germany last week"
    2) The Purchase order has been approved. It was approved in the (probably recent) past, and so we can now go ahead.
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    Re: When to use these sentences?

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    Tnaks for the reply. One more doubt. Are those sentences are in active voice or passive voice?

    Thanks again.

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    Re: When to use these sentences?

    I have approved the order. Active
    The order has been approved. Passive.

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    Re: When to use these sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I have approved the order. Active
    The order has been approved. Passive.
    Thanks a lot.

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