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    Unhappy Passive in Present Continuous Tense/ Present Perfect

    Hello all,

    I'm facing some problem in grammar specifically Passive in Present Continuous and Present Perfect. I donít know when to use it in my sentence or writing.

    I checked some website online but I didn't find a clear explanation ..

    Can you advise me how learn more about passive, please? It is very confusing.

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    Re: Passive in Present Continuous Tense/ Present Perfect

    Give some example sentences by yourself, then the teachers here will give you advice.

    I am not a teacher.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 05-Jun-2014 at 12:29. Reason: typo

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    Re: Passive in Present Continuous Tense/ Present Perfect

    ok could you tell me the differnet between.

    passive present continuous: It was being washed.

    Passive Present Perfect : It has been washed.

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    Re: Passive in Present Continuous Tense/ Present Perfect

    The first one is in the past continuous tense rather than the present one.
    http://english-zone.com/members/verbs/passive3.html It is worth your reference.

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    Re: Passive in Present Continuous Tense/ Present Perfect

    The first says that at some time in the past, the process of washing was ongoing. We don't know if it has been completed.
    The second says that the washing was completed.

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    Re: Passive in Present Continuous Tense/ Present Perfect

    In accordance with the present perfect being a present tense, I'd express it as, "The washing is completed."

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