Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    sweetie123 is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    61
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,167
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.
    5

  3. #3
    sweetie123 is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    61
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: When to use these sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    5
    Tnaks for the reply. One more doubt. Are those sentences are in active voice or passive voice?

    Thanks again.

  4. #4
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,167
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: When to use these sentences?

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

  5. #5
    sweetie123 is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    61
    Post Thanks / Like

    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.

Similar Threads

  1. My sentences
    By sondra in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Jan-2011, 21:44
  2. My sentences
    By sondra in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Jan-2011, 21:38
  3. Sentences
    By puzzle in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-Apr-2008, 08:00
  4. Is using THAT OK in these sentences???
    By yukiko1437 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-Sep-2006, 20:02
  5. What are loose sentences? Periodic sentences?
    By RonBee in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-Dec-2003, 01:13

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •