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    Red face Hi would you help me in this exercise??

    #SENTENCE : The wall has been being painted.

    # QUESTION : Is the sentence above correct or incorrect?.

    Give your reason !


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    Re: Hi would you help me in this exercise??

    What do you think?

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    Re: Hi would you help me in this exercise??

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    Active: They have been painting the wall for three hours.

    Passive: The wall has been being painted for three hours (by them).

    Yes, the sentence is grammatically correct.

    No, the sentence is not idiomatically correct. That is, most native speakers do not feel comfortable using this passive construction.

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    Re: Hi would you help me in this exercise??

    Quote Originally Posted by pussycat0121a View Post
    #SENTENCE : The wall has been being painted.

    # QUESTION : Is the sentence above correct or incorrect?.

    Give your reason !


    thanks a lot
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    It's correct when it means what it says. For example: The wall has been being painted for three weeks, and they still haven't finished.

    In speech, TP is right; a speaker would be much more likely to use the active voice, though I'm not sure I'd say native speakers feel uncomfortable with this passive construction.

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