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    Default Passive "help me to know the reason"

    Good evening teachers,

    Please, I would like to know why this sentence is in this form. On skype when I declined a call, it was said, "Call from viviana declined."

    Is this a passive statement?

    I know if that was a passive, it could be "Call from viviana was declined."

    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Passive "help me to know the reason"

    Yes, it's passive. It could be "The call from viviana was (or has been) declined"

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    Default Re: Passive "help me to know the reason"

    but why they didn't say it completely?

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    Default Re: Passive "help me to know the reason"

    Because notices, signs, messages, etc want to convey the intended meaning as concisely as possible.

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