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    Agra has known

    Agra has known for its heritage and culture.

    I understand "has" is not correct and we should use"is". I could not understand why?

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    Re: Agra has known

    Using "has" makes it sound as if Agra knows something.

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    #3

    Re: Agra has known

    How about this? Is it also OK and does it have the same meaning? Thanks!
    Agra has been known for its heritage and culture.

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    #4

    Re: Agra has known

    Yes, that works.

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    Re: Agra has known

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    How about this? Is it also OK and does it have the same meaning? Thanks!
    Agra has been known for its heritage and culture.
    Is this in passive?

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    Re: Agra has known

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Is this in passive?
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Using "has" makes it sound as if Agra knows something.
    Ram has known about this.

    Is this OK?

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    #7

    Re: Agra has known

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Is this in passive?
    Yes. "Agra has been known for its heritage and culture" is in the passive voice. The sentence is grammatically complete but feels logically incomplete to me; I would expect something like "Agra has been known for its heritage and culture since the seventeenth century."
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Agra has known

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Ram has known about this.

    Is this OK?
    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: Agra has known

    I find "Ram has known about this" unnatural although not ungrammatical. I can't think of a situation in which I would use it.

    John is going to be fired. Ram knows about this.
    John was going to be fired. Ram knew about this.


    However, like the previous example you were given, it could be used if followed by some kind of time frame.

    The company is about to be declared bankrupt. Ram has known about this for several weeks but didn't tell anyone.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Agra has known

    Agra has been known for its heritage and culture.
    What would be the active voice of this?
    Agra is known for its heritage and culture. Is this the active of above sentence?
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