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    Pictures" were taken" or "are taken" ?

    Hello,

    I have uploaded some pictures taken by me on Facebook. Should I say " These pictures were taken by me" or " these pictures are taken by me"?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Pictures" were taken" or "are taken" ?

    I would use "were".

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    #3

    Re: Pictures" were taken" or "are taken" ?

    Yes I would use the past as it happened in the past

    'I took these pictures' is simple past active voice

    you want to use passive voice so it will become

    'These pictures were taken by me'


    I use the following example

    'The dog bites me' present simple active becomes in the passive 'I am bitten by the dog'

    'The dog bit me' past simple active in the passive becomes 'I was bitten by the dog'

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    Re: Pictures" were taken" or "are taken" ?

    Hello, davefretty.
    Thank you for your contributions to the forum.

    May I ask you to use correct punctuation?
    I think it is essential that we teachers use correct English.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Pictures" were taken" or "are taken" ?

    Yes you are right, please accept my apologies.

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    #6

    Re: Pictures" were taken" or "are taken" ?

    I think it is a comma splice above, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Pictures" were taken" or "are taken" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by davefretty View Post
    Yes, you are right. Please accept my apologies.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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