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    passive

    Please help me in this.

    If my leave application has just not been approved by the manager, which is correct to say:

    • my leave is approved
    or
    • my leave has been approved

    and what is the explantion for using is/has been ?

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    #2

    Re: passive

    If your leave application has not been approved, it is correct to say 'My leave has not been approved'.

    Rover

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    Re: passive

    Quote Originally Posted by Ebtehal View Post
    and what is the explantion for using is/has been?

    1. My leave is approved. <fact>
    2. My leave was approved. <fact>
    3. My leave has been approved. <event>

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    Re: passive

    Rover_KE, thank you, but i added (not) by mistake.


    lauralie2, about ( has been) ( event) would you explain more.

    If the leave approved before one hour and i went to tell my friend about it, shall i say (has been) or (is approved) or (was approved).

    would you please give me more examples, although i do write it and feel it's correct but i do not know why, this makes me confused.

    Please your help will be appreciated.

    Thank you,

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    Re: passive

    You said originally that your leave had just been approved.
    Therefore when communicating this to others you can say - has just been,
    has been,
    is, or
    was.
    The tenses used here all advise that you've got your leave approved. This is because you are dealing with a fact. Then it depends upon how you want to impart your news. It only matters to somebody else if you had previously expected to have confimation before now. So, if you'd said to anyone yesterday that you expected to hear yesterday then you would use was or has been if you had heard yesterday; otherwise you'd use has just been; and if the time factor is irrelevant then use is.

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    Re: passive

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    So, if you'd said to anyone yesterday that you expected to hear yesterday
    What is the difference in saying yesterday that you expected to hear yesterday vs. saying today what you expected to hear today?
    i.e. yesterday was today on the day of yesterday when you said it

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    Re: passive

    Yesterday I told John that I would get my result today (yesterday). John expected me to get it that day.
    Today I should tell John that I have only just got my result.
    He then understands that I did not get it yesterday.

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