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    Re: It has been a

    It has been a wonderful experience of working here.



    Then is it present perfect tence?

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    #22

    Re: It has been a

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, suniljain.
    It's not in the passive, unfortunately.

    Do you know how to form the passive?
    http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.o...-passive-voice


    Yes, I know little bit about passive voice.

    I thought active is: Working here is a wonderful experience.

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    #23

    Re: It has been a

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    It has been a wonderful experience of working here.



    Then is it present perfect tence?
    Yes, it's the present perfect tense.
    (It's "tense", not "tence")
    You should delete "of" in that sentence.

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    #24

    Re: It has been a

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    I thought active is: Working here is a wonderful experience.
    Well, I don't think it's in the active voice.
    http://www.towson.edu/ows/activepass.htm

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    #25

    Re: It has been a

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I don't think it's in the active voice.
    In my humble opinion, 'is' is a finite verb in the OP's sentence, so could the sentence be active?

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    #26

    Re: It has been a

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    In my humble opinion, 'is' is a finite verb in the OP's sentence, so could the sentence be active?
    It is active. Apart from anything else, a passive construction needs a third form (past participle).

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    #27

    Re: It has been a

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    It has been a wonderful experience of working here.

    Is the above sentence in passive voice?
    It is/was/has been/will be a wonderful experience working here are all active.

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    #28

    Re: It has been a

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    In my humble opinion, 'is' is a finite verb in the OP's sentence, so could the sentence be active?

    Not a teacher.
    Well, in my view, for a sentence to be in the active voice, it needs to have an "action verb". The verb "be" is a "linking verb", not an "action verb".

    Not a grammarian

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    #29

    Re: It has been a

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Well, in my view, for a sentence to be in the active voice, it needs to have an "action verb".
    In my humble opinion, there is no action verb in 'I own a car'. Do you think it is not an active sentence?

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    #30

    Re: It has been a

    The active voice of a verb is not connected with 'action'.

    He is being tortured is passive voice.
    I am sleeping is active voice.

    ps I carelessly wrote 'mood' when I should have written 'voice' when I first posted this. I have now corrected my error. I apologise for any confusion I caused.
    Last edited by Piscean; 03-Aug-2015 at 10:58. Reason: error corrected

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