Student or Learner
are seen or they see
"The boys are seen playing football."
"They see the boys playing football."
Which grammar construction is more common? If possible of course.
Retired English Teacher
Re: are seen or they see
Both seem a little strange in isolation. The insertion of an adverb of frequency where I have placed the asterisk makes them more natural-sounding.
Originally Posted by ostap77
In general, active forms are far more frequently encountered than passive forms.