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    Default article devoted/is devoted ???

    Please, explain the difference between the two sentences and which is grammatically correct and why???
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    The article devoted to the underage drinking problem, shows that the problem must be solved as soon as possible.



    The article is devoted to the underage drinking problem and shows that the problem must be solved as soon a possible.

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    Default Re: article devoted/is devoted ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandersru View Post

    The article devoted to the underage drinking problem, shows that the problem must be solved as soon as possible.
    I would say it in passive voice because the article does not perform any action.

    The article is devoted to the underage drinking problem and shows that the problem must be solved as soon a possible.
    It sounds better in this context and "devote" is usually used in passive form.
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    Default Re: article devoted/is devoted ???

    Thanks banderas, but still any comments from native English speakers will be highly appreciated.
    Can we say that “The article devoted to …..” is the correct sentence as well?
    Thanks.

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    Hi - both forms are acceptable. The nuances of meaning are an interesting insight.

    SB

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