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    Draft is missing

    Draft is missing or draft is being missed, which one is correct?

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    Re: Draft is missing

    Quote Originally Posted by mathewvarghese_007 View Post
    "Draft is missing" or "draft is being missed​", which one is correct?
    It's only a fragment of a sentence and we don't have any context so it's impossible to say what is meant. Please give us more information.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Draft is missing

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's only a fragment of a sentence and we don't have any context so it's impossible to say what is meant. Please give us more information.
    1)Draft is missing from the drawer in the branch.
    2)Draft is being missed from the drawer in the branch. which one is correct?

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    Re: Draft is missing

    Quote Originally Posted by mathewvarghese_007 View Post
    1)Draft is missing from the drawer in the branch.
    2)Draft is being missed from the drawer in the branch.

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    hich one is correct?
    The second is definitely wrong unless you are talking about a habitual action. If someone is regularly failing to spot or failing to add a "draft" from that drawer then I suppose it could be used.

    With the first, you need an article: The draft is missing from the drawer in the branch.

    It assumes that the reader/listener knows which draft (and a draft of what document), which drawer and which branch you are talking about.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Draft is missing

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The second is definitely wrong unless you are talking about a habitual action. If someone is regularly failing to spot or failing to add a "draft" from that drawer then I suppose it could be used.

    With the first, you need an article: The draft is missing from the drawer in the branch.

    It assumes that the reader/listener knows which draft (and a draft of what document), which drawer and which branch you are talking about.
    The meaning of "I am missing the draft, and I am being missed by that draft" both are different, are not they? Then why these sentences are not different " 1)Draft is missing from the drawer in the branch.
    2)Draft is being missed from the drawer in the branch.

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    Re: Draft is missing

    Quote Originally Posted by mathewvarghese_007 View Post
    The meaning of "I am missing the draft, and I am being missed by that draft" both are different, are not they? Then why these sentences are not different " 1)Draft is missing from the drawer in the branch.
    2)Draft is being missed from the drawer in the branch.
    "I am missing the draft" means "I was expecting to have the draft in my possession but it is not here".
    "I am being missed by the draft" is incorrect English and it means nothing.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Draft is missing

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "I am missing the draft" means "I was expecting to have the draft in my possession but it is not here".
    "I am being missed by the draft" is incorrect English and it means nothing.
    The meaning of "I am motivating that person, and I am being motivated by that person" both are different, are not they? Then why these sentences are not different " 1)Draft is missing from the drawer in the branch.
    2)Draft is being missed from the drawer in the branch.

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    Re: Draft is missing

    Quote Originally Posted by mathewvarghese_007 View Post
    The meaning of "I am motivating that person, and I am being motivated by that person" both are different, are not they? Then why these sentences are not different " 1)Draft is missing from the drawer in the branch.
    2)Draft is being missed from the drawer in the branch.
    A is motivating B.
    B is being motivated by A.
    To say "A is being motivated by B" is to create a new meaning.

    This is possible because one person can motivate another.

    You can miss a draft.
    A draft cannot miss you. It's an inanimate object.


    Additionally, "to miss" does not make a very elegant passive.
    I miss my mother and father. - Okay.
    My mother and father are being missed by me. - Grammatical and logical, but not natural.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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