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Can you please check the grammar in the following sentence - whether it is right or wrong ?
1) Police held me for not being issued a valid passport of mine.
2) I want moment Mr. X reaches there, fax is handed over to him or fax should be handed over to him immediately.
Last edited by rajan; 14-Nov-2005 at 05:30.
Your first sentence should read "The police held me for not having a valid passport." or "for not holding a valid passport Plain and simple.
However, if there is more focus on the police detaining you because they have not been handed a valid passport bearing your name, you might want to write "The police held me for not having been given/shown a valid passport bearing my name." A bit clumsy, but the more descriptive versions usually are.
I'm unclear about the second sentence. That would depend on whether someone is handing over this passport to somebody or if it ought to be handed over to him/her. (real or unreal situation)