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    Put?

    Hadi initially was put under house arrest, but he escaped last month, fleeing to the southern port city of Aden and declaring himself still President.

    I think Hadi initially was under house arrest is correct.
    Why did the reporter write the put here?

    Am I wrong?

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    Re: Put?

    The writer put the put there because put is right. "Initially Hadi was under house arrest" describes Hadi's condition after an event. The event was that he was put under arrest.

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    Re: Put?

    I am not a teacher.

    I would expect to see, 'he was placed under house arrest'.

    In any case, the salient point is the act of being put or placed under arrest, not the state of being under arrest.

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    #4

    Re: Put?

    'Hadi was previously under house arrest, but he escaped last month...'
    Is it OK without 'put' here?
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Put?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Hadi was previously under house arrest, but he escaped last month...'
    Is it OK without 'put' here?
    Not a teacher.
    It is OK but the meaning is slightly different.
    As Roman said, 'under house arrest' is a state. 'Put/placed under house arrest' is an action.

    not a teacher

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