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    Is "Water consumption has been sharply increased since 1950" grammatically correct?

    I'm not sure about the use of verb form ("increase")....

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    Re: Is "Water consumption has been sharply increased since 1950" grammatically correc

    Welcome to the board, Olivia.

    It would sound more natural as

    'Water consumption has increased sharply since 1950.'

    Rover

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    Re: Is "Water consumption has been sharply increased since 1950" grammatically correc

    thank you for your kind answer Rover.

    same as I thought.

    thanks again.

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