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    Which aspect?

    In the movie "Lone Survivor," when the group of Navy Seals get found in the woods by the enemy, one of the soldiers lists the options they have. He says they can tie the sheep herders up, and then says "They'll probably be eaten by wolves, or freeze to death." What is going on here with "will probably be eaten?" Why is the past participle of "to eat" being used? Which aspect is this? Does this have to do with the subjunctive mood?

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    Re: Which aspect?

    Quote Originally Posted by casio1988 View Post
    In the movie "Lone Survivor," when the group of Navy Seals get found in the woods by the enemy, one of the soldiers lists the options they have. He says they can tie the sheep herders up, and then says "They'll probably be eaten by wolves, or freeze to death." What is going on here with "will probably be eaten?" Why is the past participle of "to eat" being used? Which aspect is this? Does this have to do with the subjunctive mood?
    No. "Be eaten" indicates the passive voice.

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    Re: Which aspect?

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    No. "Be eaten" indicates the passive voice.
    Thanks Mike

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    Re: Which aspect?

    Quote Originally Posted by casio1988 View Post
    Thanks Mike
    You no longer need to make a new post to say 'thanks'.

    Just click Thank for this post in post #2.

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    Re: Which aspect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You no longer need to make a new post to say 'thanks'.
    I humbly suggest that this will not stop it. But we'll see. I hope I'm wrong.

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