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    Default Please inform me that correctness of the following sentence.



    Hello everybody,

    Please inform me, whether the following sentence is correct or not.

    1) "The construction work has been completed"

    If not, correct the above sentence. If so, what is the expression of the above sentence.

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    Default Re: Please inform me that correctness of the following sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by asish_rao View Post
    1) "The construction work has been completed"
    That sentence is fine, if you add a full stop (period).
    what is the expression of the above sentence.
    I don't know what you mean by that.
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    Default Re: Please inform me that correctness of the following sentence.

    Thank you very much for your clarification. But, my doubt is that if the said sentence is fine, then why the following sentence is not correct.

    "They have been waited for lawyer since 3.00 p.m".

    Please inform that what is the difference between the above two sentences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asish_rao View Post
    "They have been waited for lawyer since 3.00 p.m".
    That is a passive construction in a sentence that needs an active one: They have waited / They have been waiting for a lawyer since 3.00 pm.
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    Default Re: Please inform me that correctness of the following sentence.

    Hello sir,

    As of you said, the second sentence "They have been waited for lawyer since 3.00 p.m" is a passive construction. If so, the first sentence "The construction work has been completed" is also passive construction or not. Please inform me.

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    Default Re: Please inform me that correctness of the following sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by asish_rao View Post
    Hello sir,(Unnecessary.)
    As of you said, the second sentence "They have been waited for lawyer since 3.00 p.m" is a passive construction. If so, the first sentence "The construction work has been completed" is also passive construction or not. Please inform me.
    I you must make the second sentence passive, it has to be "They have been kept waiting by the lawyer since 3pm.'

    Rover

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    Default Re: Please inform me that correctness of the following sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by asish_rao View Post
    ... the second sentence "They have been waited for lawyer since 3.00 p.m" is a passive construction. If so, the first sentence "The construction work has been completed" is also passive construction or not. Please inform me.
    Yes.

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