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    Is this sentence correct? : "He's been shot at".

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    Hello!


    Is this sentence correct? : "He's been shot at".

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    Yes, if the shot missed him.

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    Yes, if the shot missed him.
    Very smart answer, but what I like is your deep sense of humour !

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, if the shot missed him.
    And if the shot didn't miss him but he isn't dead?

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    And if the shot didn't miss him but he isn't dead?
    Then he was shot and wounded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Then he was shot and wounded.

    If I've just got informed , can I say "Eddy 's been shot and wounded!" ?

    THank YOU bhaisahab

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    If I've just been informed , can I say "Eddy 's been shot and wounded!" ?

    THank YOU bhaisahab

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    Yes, you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, you can.

    Thanks a lot bhaisahab!

    What's the difference between: to be informed and to get informed?

    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Thanks a lot bhaisahab!

    What's the difference between: to be informed and to get informed?

    Thank you
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    There is no difference in meaning it's just that there is no need to use "get", which is already overused, when you have a perfectly good verb "to be" for the purpose.
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