Results 1 to 8 of 8
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Malay
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Aug 2013
    • Posts: 15
    #1

    ed or ing

    i found myself confuse on this sentence:he believes that whatever wealthy he owns has to be shared with other people.well im confused at the 'has to be shared' . y were they using past tense although it was present form. and sometime after 'to be' they using -ing forms.

  1. charliedeut's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Oct 2009
    • Posts: 5,560
    #2

    Re: ed or ing

    Quote Originally Posted by cyc_kik View Post
    I found myself confused on this sentence:[space] "He believes that whatever wealth he owns has to be shared with other people".[space]Well, I'm confused about the 'has to be shared' . Why were they using past tense although it was present form? And sometimes after 'to be' they use -ing forms.
    Please see my amendments above. Remember that the personal pronoun "I" is always capitalized, as well as the first word of each sentence. Also remember to leave a space after punctuation marks (full stops, question marks, etc). And please use a larger font size; smaller ones are more difficult to read.

    "Has to be shared" is a verb in the passive voice. If it helps you understand, you can try writing in the active voice: "He believes that whatever wealth he owns, he must/has to share with other people".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Malay
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Aug 2013
    • Posts: 15
    #3

    Re: ed or ing

    Thanks and why you used wealth instead of wealthy.

  2. charliedeut's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Oct 2009
    • Posts: 5,560
    #4

    Re: ed or ing

    "Wealthy" is an adjective. So you can say "he is a wealthy man". "Wealth" is a noun. So you can say "He has made an enormous wealth in real estate".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Malay
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Aug 2013
    • Posts: 15
    #5

    Re: ed or ing

    Forgive if Im wrong but from what I aware the passive talks about work done to the subject. Based on the sentence above the "share" (work) is refer to "people" but the people is the object in the sentence. Please correct me if Im wrong.

  3. charliedeut's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Oct 2009
    • Posts: 5,560
    #6

    Re: ed or ing

    What has to be shared in your sentence is the man's wealth, and he feels he has to share it with other people. He's not sharing the people, as that is impossible nowadays.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Malay
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Aug 2013
    • Posts: 15
    #7

    Re: ed or ing

    hummm that truth . thanks a lot man that help alot

  4. charliedeut's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain

    • Join Date: Oct 2009
    • Posts: 5,560
    #8

    Re: ed or ing

    Quote Originally Posted by cyc_kik View Post
    Hummm that's true. Thanks a lot man that helps/ed a lot.
    Remember: correct capitalization and punctuation are essential. Happy I helped.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

Similar Threads

  1. Can we put a V-ing after a V-ing such as in sentence below
    By trueheart_205 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-Jun-2012, 16:51
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-Apr-2012, 04:43
  3. when+ ing / whilst + ing
    By Ochinoam in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31-Jul-2009, 14:42
  4. verbs with-ing and without-ing
    By diplomacy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-Apr-2007, 03:04

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •