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    #1

    arrested/being arrested

    Can one use:
    1-In the footage you see, the man followed by the police is John.
    instead of:
    1a-In the footage you see, the man being followed by the police is John.

    Can one use:
    2-In the footage you see, the man arrested is John.
    instead of:
    2a-In the footage you see, the man being arrested is John.

    Can one use:
    3-In the footage you see, the computer repaired by Harry is mine.
    instead of:
    3a-In the footage you see, the computer being repaired by Harry is mine.

    Can one use:
    4-In the footage you see, the car pushed up the hill is Harry's.
    instead of:
    4a-In the footage you see, the car being pushed up the hill is Harry's.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: arrested/being arrested

    1, 2, 4 yes

    3 no, because the meaning is not the same. "Being repaired" means that somebody is still repairing it, while "repaired" means that it has already been fixed.

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    #3

    Re: arrested/being arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Can one use:
    1-In the footage you see, the man followed by the police is John.
    instead of:
    1a-In the footage you see, the man being followed by the police is John.

    etc
    Yes one can, in all of them. I would, however, expect the progressive form if these are being said as the footage is shown
    Quote Originally Posted by paolayr View Post
    3 no, because the meaning is not the same. "Being repaired" means that somebody is still repairing it, while "repaired" means that it has already been fixed.
    Not necessarily.

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