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    #1

    She was given a diamond ring for her birthday.

    Are the sentences below correct and do they mean the same?

    I.
    1. She was given a diamond ring for her birthday.
    2. She got a diamond ring for her birthday.

    II.
    1. I got a lot of presents for my birthday.
    2. I was given a lot of presents for my birthday.
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    #2

    Re: She was given a diamond ring for her birthday.

    Yes and yes.

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    #3

    Re: She was given a diamond ring for her birthday.

    I agree that they're correct, but the use of "got" in such a context could potentially be ambiguous.

    I was given a cake for my birthday.
    Unambiguous: It means someone gave me the cake.

    I got a cake for my birthday.
    Potentially ambiguous: It usually means that someone gave me the cake, but it could also mean that I bought the cake myself!

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