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    progressive passive

    "The house had been being constructed for six years, when the contractor finally consulted a competent architect."

    Would you consider it bad or awkward English to write a sentence like the above?

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    Re: progressive passive

    Quote Originally Posted by JKilborn View Post
    "The house had been being constructed for six years, when the contractor finally consulted a competent architect."

    Would you consider it bad or awkward English to write a sentence like the above?

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    The house was being constructed for six years when the constructor finally consulted a competent architect.

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