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    verb tenses

    Hello,

    Am wondering if someone can explain what tense were (or was) + past participle would be: as in was gone, were taken, etc.

    Thank you,

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    Re: verb tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello,

    Am wondering if someone can explain what tense were (or was) + past participle would be: as in was gone, were taken, etc.

    Thank you,

    \m.
    "was gone" is simple past tense. He was gone when I got there.

    "were taken" is past passive tense. The children were taken to the zoo.

    In most cases (were)(was) + past participle will be past passive tense.
    They were chosen by the teacher.
    The bike was stolen.
    Few words were spoken.
    Last edited by 2006; 25-Jul-2008 at 07:57.

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