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    Smile some pumpkins have been grown

    With the help of fertilizers, some pumpkins have been grown to the size of a small car.



    I wonder if "some pumpkins have grown ..." sounds as good. If yes, is there any subtle difference? Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: some pumpkins have been grown

    In the example below, with the help of fertilizers modifies an unspecified subject. That is, the fertilizer was used by someone.

    Passive
    With the help of fertilizers, some pumpkins have been grown to the size of a small car.


    Active
    We with the help of fertilizers have grown some pumpkins to the size of a small car.
    In the next set, the subject is stated; the pumpkins grew with the help of fertilizer:

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    With the help of fertilizers, some pumpkins have grown to the size of a small car.

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    Some pumpkins with the help of fertilizers have grown to the size of a small car.

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    Re: some pumpkins have been grown

    Thanks, Soup.
    You're really phenominal.

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