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    Default Is this correct and will it be consider as a passive in this condition?

    How was your paper been?

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    Default Re: Is this correct and will it be consider as a passive in this condition?

    No - this is not correct but I can't correct it because I don't understand what you want to say.

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    Default Re: Is this correct and will it be consider as a passive in this condition?

    i meant to say that "how was your exam been" is this correct?

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    Default Re: Is this correct and will it be consider as a passive in this condition?

    Quote Originally Posted by majesticsania View Post
    i meant to say that "how was your exam been" is this correct?
    No it isn't, 'How was your exam?' is correct.

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    Default Re: Is this correct and will it be consider as a passive in this condition?

    If the person is taking a series of exams and is in the middle of them, you could say:
    "how have your exams been (so far)?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by majesticsania View Post
    How was your paper been?
    Maybe:

    How was your paper?
    How is your paper coming?
    How is your paper?
    How has it been writing your paper?
    How has your paper been going?
    How are you doing with your paper?

    Help us here!

    [I edit copy and have tutored college writing.]

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    Default Re: Is this correct and will it be consider as a passive in this condition?

    Quote Originally Posted by majesticsania View Post
    i meant to say that "how was your exam been" is this correct?
    No. Try: "How was your exam?"

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