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    verb tenses

    Please make sure all cellphones are turned off while the movie/film (A. is showing, B. is being shown, C. is shown).

    Which one(s) should I choose to complete the above sentence? Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: verb tenses

    Which do you think? (Hint: the word 'while' implies a continuous period of time.)

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    #3

    Re: verb tenses

    At first I'd go for a, but option b seems ok too.
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: verb tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    At first I'd go for a, but option b seems ok too.
    - though I'd put the preferences the other way round - 'while the film is showing' has a verb in the mediopassive.

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    #5

    Re: verb tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    - though I'd put the preferences the other way round - 'while the film is showing' has a verb in the mediopassive.

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    It's funny (funny "peculiar", not funny "ha-ha"). I had never heard about the mediopassive voice. Where can I find reliable reference to it?

    Greetings,

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    #6

    Re: verb tenses

    It's been discussed several times in this forum I'm sure there are some useful links there... (Casiopeia was a fan!)

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    Re: verb tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It's been discussed several times in this forum I'm sure there are some useful links there... (Casiopeia was a fan!)

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    OK, I'll have a look around. As you probably noticed, I've been away from the (our) forum for a while.

    Thank you Bob.

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