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    Question Complex Object + Passive Voice

    I don't understand the grammar of reason of using to be before Passive Voice in sentences.
    For instance:
    He wants the letter to be brought into his room.
    He wants the letter brought into his room.

    In what cases is it neccessary to use to be before Verb? I can't find a rule for this one.

    Second question for continuous:
    He saw the letter being written.
    He saw the letter written.

    The same question, in what cases do I need to use being before Verb?

    I hope you understand my problems.
    Best regards.
    Last edited by kdmitriyval; 02-Jun-2015 at 15:23.

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    Re: Complex Object + Passive Voice

    Six of your sentences don't end with a punctuation mark. Click on "Edit Post" and complete the punctuation and then we will look at your query.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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