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    please help

    This policy, if applied, will does good to us.
    Is "applied" passive voice? Is it a verb?


    How to write this kind of sentence using active voice?

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    Re: please help

    In my opinion,
    If they apply the policy, it will does good to us.

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    Re: please help

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    This policy, if applied, will does good to us.
    Is "applied" passive voice? Is it a verb? This is not a passive sentence, it is conditional.


    How to write this kind of sentence using active voice?
    Yes "applied" is the past tense of the verb "to apply".

    "If this policy is applied, it will do us good." Not "does".

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