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    passive voice

    hi, there
    I'd like to know why sometimes the maker of passive voice sentence omit (a helping verb?) ex: The jungle girl found. In my opinion it must be The jungle girl (is/was/has been) found. why is it like that? In what condition can i omit (not using them)?
    thanks for the answer.

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    Re: passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by nuharani View Post
    hi, there
    I'd like to know why sometimes the maker of passive voice sentence omit (a helping verb?) ex: The jungle girl found. In my opinion it must be The jungle girl (is/was/has been) found. why is it like that? In what condition can i omit (not using them)?
    thanks for the answer.
    "The jungle girl found" is not a full sentence, either in active or passive voice. Can you give us the context, or the passage where you found this sentence? It makes no sense.

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    Re: passive voice

    You could see 'Jungle girl found' in a headline, but it wouldn't work as a sentence.

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