# Thread: The professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle(passive)?

1. ## The professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle(passive)?

I don't understand why is using the passive here.
Can I say "the professor expected..."?
What does the sentence mean in passive?

The professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle.

2. ## Re: The professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle(passive)?

I have no idea what that sentence means at all.

3. ## Re: The professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle(passive)?

The full sentences are as follow;
The large gap is inconsistent with economic theory, in which the professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle. If a particular bottle is worth \$50.

The book name is:Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

4. ## Re: The professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle(passive)?

The second sentence, beginning with "If" is not a complete sentence.

5. ## Re: The professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle(passive)?

Polyester
What do you mean by 'large gap' and 'single value'?
What forms the gap? The last one is not a complete sentence.

6. ## Re: The professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle(passive)?

The large gap is inconsistent with economic theory, in which the professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle. If a particular bottle is worth \$50 to him, then he should be willing to sell it for any amount in excess of \$50. If he did not own the bottle, he should be willing to pay any amount up to \$50 for it. The just-acceptable selling price and he just-aceptable buying price should have been identical, but in fact the minimum price to sell(\$100) was much higher than the maximum buying price of \$35.

Is it ok now? emsr2d2

7. ## Re: The professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle(passive)?

The professor is expected to consider the bottle to have a certain value.

Not a teacher.

8. ## Re: The professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle(passive)?

I am puzzled why a professor would be involved in the buying and selling of bottles.

9. ## Re: The professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle(passive)?

Perhaps he trades in antique bottles.

Not a teacher.

10. ## Re: The professor is expected to have a single value for the bottle(passive)?

Originally Posted by tedmc
I am puzzled why a professor would be involved in the buying and selling of bottles.
I don't understand why is using the passive here.
Can I say "the professor expected..."?
What does the sentence mean in passive?

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