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    Is there any difference?

    Dear Teachers

    Is there any difference between (1) and (2)?

    (1) He'll be missed
    (2) We'll miss him

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    Re: Is there any difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Dear Teachers

    Is there any difference between (1) and (2)?

    (1) He'll be missed
    (2) We'll miss him
    Not much other than in #1 we don't know who misses him. It's a phrase frequently used when someone passes away.

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    Re: Is there any difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Dear Teachers

    Is there any difference between (1) and (2)?

    (1) He'll be missed
    (2) We'll miss him
    In addition, (1) is in the passive voice.

    Use the passive voice when you don't know who's doing the action:

    (1a) He'll be missed by .

    or when you don't want to say who's doing the action:

    (1b) He'll be missed by a great deal of people, but he won't be missed by me. I won't miss him.

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