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    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.

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

    I have no idea what that sentence means at all.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    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

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    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.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    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.
    I am not a teacher.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.
    I am not a teacher.

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

    Perhaps he trades in antique bottles.

    Not a teacher.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    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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