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    "Passive voice" and "being"

    Hello,
    What is a difference between these two sentences which are in the passive: "My room is cleaned" and "My room is being cleaned". Do the following sentences in the active correspond to the sentences I've written before? Here they are: "The cleaners clean my room everyday" and "The cleaners are cleaning my room right now".
    Please, show me every single one of my mistakes. Thank you.

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    Re: "Passive voice" and "being"

    The first would have to be 'My room is cleaned every day'.

    (Note that in this context 'every day' is written as two words.)
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Nov-2014 at 10:40. Reason: tiny typo

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    Re: "Passive voice" and "being"

    Thanks for your answer. I have one another question. Are these sentences correct?
    1. I have been informed today about that.
    2. I was informed twice about that.
    Please, show me every single one of my mistakes. Thank you.

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    Re: "Passive voice" and "being"

    1 would be more natural as "Today, I was told about that" or "I was told about that today". There was no reason to use the present perfect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Passive voice" and "being"

    They're not incorrect, but there's no context and you can get away with a lot without a context, but that doesn't mean that the sentence can then be used in wider contexts. Your first sentence meets the grammatical descriptions used in many grammars, but Emsr2d2 suggests it's not very natural. Context is king.

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