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    doer of the action

    hello
    I just wanna know who is the doer of the action if I'm gonna use this verb "send" with the following tenses.

    He sent packages.

    He was sent packages.

    He has been sent packages.

    He was being sent packages.

    sorry for my questions, I just confuse sometimes with some verbs and tenses.

    Thanks...

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    Re: doer of the action

    Quote Originally Posted by wills233 View Post
    hello
    I just wanna know who is the doer of the action if I'm gonna use this verb "send" with the following tenses.

    He sent packages.
    'He' is the 'do-er' of the action.

    He was sent packages.
    An example of a passive sentence. We do not know who sent the packages.

    He has been sent packages.
    An example of a passive sentence. We do not know who sent the packages.

    He was being sent packages.
    An example of a passive sentence. We do not know who sent the packages.

    sorry for my questions, I just confuse sometimes with some verbs and tenses.

    Thanks...
    Not a teacher only a native.

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    Re: doer of the action

    Please use "want to" and "going to" instead of "wanna" and "gonna" when you ask questions in a forum dedicated to learning standard English.

    Thanks.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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