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    People are frequently

    People are frequently astonished at the new results they achieve.

    1) I understand that " achieve" above is correct and we can't use "achieved". If so, can you please help me to understand why can't we use " achieved".

    2) People are frequently astonished. Is this sentence Passive Voice?

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    Re: People are frequently

    People are = present simple, third person plural
    frequently = adverb
    astonished = adjective

    "Achieved" would refer to the past so it doesn't fit with "People are".

    People were astonished at the results they achieved.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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