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  1. englishhobby's Avatar
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    #1

    He is lacking behind other students.

    Do the following sentences sound natural?

    He needs to catch up on his grammar. He is lacking behind other students.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: He is lacking behind other students.

    I am not a teacher.

    He is lagging behind other students.

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    #3

    Re: He is lacking behind other students.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    He needs to catch up on his grammar. He is falling behind the other students.

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    #4

    Re: He is lacking behind other students.

    Is the passive voice 'be left behind' possible?

    Not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: He is lacking behind other students.

    Possibly. Please give us a full sentence.

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    #6

    Re: He is lacking behind other students.

    not a teacher

    Is the passive voice 'be left behind' possible?

    He is being left behind by the other students.

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