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    Default increase and decrease?

    Hello,
    Can the two words "increase" and "decrease" appeared in a passive-voice sentence? If yes, is it a common usage?

    for example: The numbered was increased by...

    THANKS

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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Yes, they can. It's less common that the active, but we do it.

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