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    Question The message has been sent to you successfully + 5 options.

    Hi,

    I am sending a message to someone's mailbox, after I have sent the message, I would skype someone and write the following message to her (I have used "Message" as subject):

    1). The message has been sent to you successfully.
    2). The message has sent to you successfully.
    3). The message is sent to you successfully.
    4). The message was sent to you successfully.
    5). The message sent to you successfully.

    Sometimes, I will use one of the above sentence, but don't know which is wrong.
    Please help to explain one by one and tell me which is correct or incorrect and why?

    Thanks.

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    I am not a teacher.

    1). Correct.
    2). Incorrect, the message didn't send anything.
    3). Incorrect, wrong tense.
    4). Correct.
    5). Incorrect, for the same reason as 2)

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    Re: The message has been sent to you successfully + 5 options.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    1). Correct.
    2). Incorrect, the message didn't send anything.
    3). Incorrect, wrong tense.
    4). Correct.
    5). Incorrect, for the same reason as 2)
    I think 5) is correct???
    Because I can say like that: The message (which) sent to you successfully.

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    Re: The message has been sent to you successfully + 5 options.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    3). Incorrect, wrong tense.
    I asked a similar question in this thread. It seemed that the present tense "is" was not wrong.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: The message has been sent to you successfully + 5 options.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I asked a similar question in this thread. It seemed that the present tense "is" was not wrong.
    Your last post in that thread gives a wrong conclusion. The passive voice is not necessary.
    Also, the verb there was "upload" not "send", which can make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    I think 5) is correct???
    Because I can say like that: The message (which) sent to you successfully.
    I am not a teacher.

    I thought you wanted to tell the person that you had sent the message. "The message (which) sent to you successfully", isn't a sentence.

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    Re: The message has been sent to you successfully + 5 options.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I asked a similar question in this thread. It seemed that the present tense "is" was not wrong.
    I am not a teacher.

    I don't think it is natural to say "The message is sent to you successfully."
    To say that "the file is uploaded" is not the same just because the tense is.

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    Re: The message has been sent to you successfully + 5 options.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Your last post in that thread gives a wrong conclusion. The passive voice is not necessary.
    I meant the passive voice was needed in the context in my email, not in that thread.

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    Re: The message has been sent to you successfully + 5 options.

    I think he's trying to use 'sent' intransitively. "When you press 'Send', sometimes a message sends, and sometimes it doesn't". I'm not sure that the dictionaries have caught up with that one yet.
    Last edited by Raymott; 12-May-2014 at 13:24. Reason: typo

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    Re: The message has been sent to you successfully + 5 options.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I meant the passive voice was needed in the context in my email, not in that thread.
    I know; it's a very short 3-post thread. I read it. Rover told you, and three people agreed (I'm the fourth) that the passive was not needed in the context of your email. You were told it could be used (or you could use it, whichever you prefer).

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