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    #1

    Please get the update

    1) Please get the update for slide 8 from Damian ASAP.

    2) Please get the updated slide 8 from Damian ASAP.


    I understand both the above sentences are correct. Is the first one in active and the other in passive?

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    #2

    Re: Please get the update

    No. 'Update' is a noun and 'updated' is an adjective.

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    Re: Please get the update

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    the other in passive?
    I think it could not be in the passive without the verb 'to be' even if the past participle was used, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Please get the update

    1 tells me Damian has the information I need to make the change to slide 8 in the presentation I am preparing.

    2 tells me Damian has an updated version of that slide and I need to get it and insert it in my presentation.

    I live in this world. The difference is quite stark to me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Please get the update

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think it could not be in the passive without the verb 'to be' even if the past participle was used, but I am not a teacher.
    Is it possible to write both sentences in passive? If yes,what would be the passive.?

    May I also say there can't be passive without "to be" verb.

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    #6

    Re: Please get the update

    I don't see any practical way to put those sentences in the passive voice. The passive voice requires some form of "to be".

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    Re: Please get the update

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    what would be the passive.?
    I think the first clause below is in the passive, but I am not a teacher.
    'Slide 8 has already been updated, so please get it from Damian ASAP.'

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    Re: Please get the update

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    1 tells me Damian has the information I need to make the change to slide 8 in the presentation I am preparing.

    2 tells me Damian has an updated version of that slide and I need to get it and insert it in my presentation.

    I live in this world. The difference is quite stark to me.
    Barb_D
    If I'm using update to no.2, is it wrong?

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    #9

    Re: Please get the update

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Barb_D
    If I'm using update to no.2, is it wrong?
    I don't understand your question.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Please get the update

    The question no.2 was used "updated" for express the meaning.
    Can I use "update" instead of "updated" in no.2 question?

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