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    Hello There,

    What are the differences between those 3 sentences,?


    1. Profit is increased....
    2. Profit has increased....
    3. Profit has been increased....


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    Re: Present Perfect

    1. <the indicative; it states a fact>

    2. <the present perfect; meaning, from some unknown time in the past up until now, the present time. HINT: Add in "recently"

    3. "has been" is passive. Note, use the passive if the actor, the person or thing who/that initiates the event (i.e., 'increase') isn't important or is unknown. That is, who increased the profit? Do we know and/or is it even important?

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    Re: Present Perfect

    thank You,





    Is it te same Profit is increased and profit increases?


    Thank You,

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    -kahhong

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    Re: Present Perfect

    [1] Profit increases.
    Simple Present Tense. "increases" functions as a verb. That is, the subject "Profit" does something, it acts.

    [2] Profit is increased.
    Simple Present Tense. "increased" functions as an adjective, not a verb. That is, "increased" describes the subject "Profit". The subject doesn't do or act. The main verb is "is".

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    Thank casiopea...

    i think i am understand it, but when we use "profit increases" it mean true in general or repeated action? am i right? ... besides that, how to construct a sentence by using "profit increases...." could you construct a sentence for me, please?


    If passive i know how to contruct. For an example: profit is increased because of consumers buy a lot"

    thank You,

    su kah hong
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