# Thread: SEE, HEAR, LISTEN, NOTICE + somebody / something + infinitive with passive voice

1. ## SEE, HEAR, LISTEN, NOTICE + somebody / something + infinitive with passive voice

Hi,

I saw him climbing over the fence (I saw him as he was climbing....)

THAT'S OK, but:

Could you tell me how to use it with passive voice?

I saw him as he was being beaten by the guys in the street.

1-I saw him being beaten by 2 guys in the street.

2-I saw him beaten by 2 guys in the street.

Which one is OK?

Thanks...

2. ## Re: SEE, HEAR, LISTEN, NOTICE + somebody / something + infinitive with passive voice

Originally Posted by aysaa
Hi,

Could you tell me how to use it with passive voice?

I saw him as he was being beaten by the guys in the street.

1-I saw him being beaten by 2 guys in the street.
= I saw him when those guys were beating him in the street. (I was a witness of that horrible event)
2-I saw him beaten by 2 guys in the street. = I saw him bruised (or hurt) in the street. (After those guys hurt him)

Which one is OK? Both are ok in the right context.

Thanks...

Not a teacher

3. ## Re: SEE, HEAR, LISTEN, NOTICE + somebody / something + infinitive with passive voice

1 - I saw him being beaten by 2 guys in the street. Fine. You did not necessarily see the whole beating.

2 - I saw him beaten by 2 guys in the street. Fine. you saw the whole beating.

4. ## Re: SEE, HEAR, LISTEN, NOTICE + somebody / something + infinitive with passive voice

NOT A TEACHER
I think that these two sentences (I saw him climbing over the fence (I saw him as he was climbing....)) are different:
I saw him climbing over the fence. = I saw him while I was climbing over the fence.
I saw him as he was climbing over the fence. = I saw him while he was climbing over the fence.

If I'm wrong, please someone correct me.

5. ## Re: SEE, HEAR, LISTEN, NOTICE + somebody / something + infinitive with passive voice

I saw him climbing over the fence. = I saw him while he was climbing over the fence.
Climbing over the fence, I saw him. = I saw him while I was climbing over the fence.

6. ## Re: SEE, HEAR, LISTEN, NOTICE + somebody / something + infinitive with passive voice

I saw him while climbing over the fence = I saw him while I was climbing over the fence.

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