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    Default passive tense

    I've some doubts about this tense .
    Expectations of rate increases will be climbed back .

    Is it correct to use passive tense here ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexandre42
    I've some doubts about this tense .
    Expectations of rate increases will be climbed back .

    Is it correct to use passive tense here ?
    Thank
    First, Passive is a voice, not a tense. :wink: Second, what exactly does 'climbed back' mean? Third, if expectations can in fact be climbed back, then the sentence stands correct. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by alexandre42
    I've some doubts about this tense .
    Expectations of rate increases will be climbed back .

    Is it correct to use passive tense here ?
    Thank
    First, Passive is a voice, not a tense. :wink: Second, what exactly does 'climbed back' mean? Third, if expectations can in fact be climbed back, then the sentence stands correct. :D
    Thank for this clarification relating to passive voice. Climb back means to scale . This verb is used to indicate the rates will probably increase in next months with the data of economic improvement that Fed is seeing

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    Don't you mean that the rates will be raised ("remontÚs" in French) ?

    FRC

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    I've some doubts about this tense
    I do not think that you can use "I've" here. You should write "I have" for have here is a main verb and should not be contracted.
    I have a lot of books.
    I've got it.
    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Don't you mean that the rates will be raised ("remontÚs" in French) ?

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    Yes I did it . To scale indicates that this raising will take time .

    The verb means progression of steps.

    :mad:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed88
    I've some doubts about this tense
    I do not think that you can use "I've" here. You should write "I have" for have here is a main verb and should not be contracted.
    I have a lot of books.
    I've got it.
    Regards
    Probably you're right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexandre42
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Don't you mean that the rates will be raised ("remontÚs" in French) ?

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    Yes I did it . To scale indicates that this raising will take time .

    The verb means progression of steps.

    :mad:
    Why are you getting mad? :)
    To scale would probably be translated as "ajustÚs Ó la hausse".
    (also, say "yes I did").
    Where do you work, if I may ask?

    FRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Quote Originally Posted by alexandre42
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Don't you mean that the rates will be raised ("remontÚs" in French) ?

    FRC
    Yes I did it . To scale indicates that this raising will take time .

    The verb means progression of steps.

    :mad:
    Why are you getting mad? :)
    To scale would probably be translated as "ajustÚs Ó la hausse".
    (also, say "yes I did").
    Where do you work, if I may ask?
    Sorry . I'm not familiar with these strange heads . I'm working in the South of Paris near Quentin en Yvelines ' .

    FRC
    8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexandre42
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by alexandre42
    I've some doubts about this tense .
    Expectations of rate increases will be climbed back .

    Is it correct to use passive tense here ?
    Thank
    First, Passive is a voice, not a tense. :wink: Second, what exactly does 'climbed back' mean? Third, if expectations can in fact be climbed back, then the sentence stands correct. :D
    Thank for this clarification relating to passive voice. Climb back means to scale . This verb is used to indicate the rates will probably increase in next months with the data of economic improvement that Fed is seeing
    rates can be scaled back but expectations, hmm, it would depend on the context used, actually. As is, though, the sentence expresses that expectations will be scaled back. :(

    All the best, :D

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