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    Re: What does "no doubt" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by udara sankalpa View Post
    Hi everybody ,
    I've been so relieved after all by the responses. And great many thanks for the explanations. I love evry single word of them I do.

    Cheers
    Udara

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    By the way, "I've been so relieved...by the responses". Is this sentence Active or Passive ?, because "relieved" is an adjective too, isn't it?
    All the responses have relieved me (active)
    I have been relieved by all... (passive)
    Passive is more elegant becuase the personal object is put at the beginning here. Me changes to I then.

    To be takes an adjective not an adverb because it is a link(ing) verb (copular verb) . All link verbs take adjectives.

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    Re: What does "no doubt" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim View Post
    All the responses have relieved me (active)
    I have been relieved by all... (passive)
    Maybe it's my dialect, but both those examples sound awkward to me. These sound better:

    I felt relieved by the responses.
    The responses made me feel relieved.

    What are your thought?

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    Re: What does "no doubt" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Maybe it's my dialect, but both those examples sound awkward to me. These sound better:

    I felt relieved by the responses.
    The responses made me feel relieved.

    What are your thought?
    No, you are right Casiopea present perfect is awkward here. You might say I was (felt) relieved because it is seen as a point in time and not a period stretching. I just wanted to show Udara which is active or passive and her problem with link verbs.

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    Re: What does "no doubt" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim View Post
    No, you are right Casiopea present perfect is awkward here. You might say I was (felt) relieved because it is seen as a point in time and not a period stretching. I just wanted to show Udara which is active or passive and her problem with link verbs.
    Agreed, and understood.

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    Re: What does "no doubt" mean?

    I am chiming in to say that here in the US, in addition to all the expressions BobK listed, we also reinforce the idea of certitude with "you can bet the farm" or "you can bet your *ss." The second, of course, is vulgar. :) Oh, and "bet the rent" which has a sort of pleasing assonance.


    [native speaker and writer, not a teacher]

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    Re: What does "no doubt" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by udara sankalpa View Post
    By the way, "I've been so relieved...by the responses". Is this sentence Active or Passive ?, because "relieved" is an adjective too, isn't it?
    The sentence is active.
    Here, relieved is an adjective.

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    Re: What does "no doubt" mean?

    Hi everybody ,
    Thank you very much indeed for the support. You guys are awsome.

    Thanks & regards
    Udara

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