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  1. #1

    Passive Voice

    Did I make these sentences correct?

    1. The door is always leave open. It should shut.
    change to:
    The door is always leave open. It should be shut.

    2. A lot of negative events have been happened in Hong Kong this year.
    change to:
    A lot of negative events have happened in Hong Kong this year.

    Why should make these change?
    Last edited by abc71044; 19-Jun-2006 at 17:16.

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    Re: Passive Voice

    Hello, abc.

    1. The door is always leave open. It should be shut.
    Passive: is + past participle

    2. ... have been happened in Hong Kong this year.
    Passive: have + past continuous

    Correction
    Did I write these sentence correctly?

    All the best.

  3. #3

    Re: Passive Voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Hello, abc.

    1. The door is always leave open. It should be shut.
    Passive: is + past participle

    2. ... have been happened in Hong Kong this year.
    Passive: have + past continuous

    Correction
    Did I write these sentence correctly?

    All the best.

    HI, Casiopea
    OOPS, my grammar is really bad.....
    First of all, Thanks for yours help

    For no.1
    It should be
    "The door is always left open. It should be shut. "
    right?

    but I'm not sure for no.2
    A lot of negative events had being happened in Hong Kong this year.
    it that correct?

    I find an EXAMPLES on the web

    The salesman was helping the customer when the thief came into the store. ACTIVE

    The customer was being helped by the salesman when the thief came into the store. PASSIVE

    There are no "have + past continuous " in these sentences.

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    Re: Passive Voice

    Examples [1] and [2] have BE + ing (note, BE has many forms: is, am, was, were, etc):

    [1] The salesman was helping the customer. ACTIVE
    [2] The customer was being helped by the salesman. PASSIVE

    Example [3] has BE, but not ing:

    [3] A lot of negative events have been happened.

    Try,

    [4] A lot of negative events have been happening.
    OR
    [5] A lot of negative events have happened.

  5. #5

    Re: Passive Voice

    For this sentence
    The door is always leave open. It should shut.
    The active object becomes the passive subject.
    rule is :am/is/are + past participle
    The door is always left open. It should be shut.

    A lot of negative events have been happened in Hong Kong this year.
    this sentence is Present Perfect
    and the rule is have/has been + past participle
    A lot of negative events have been happening in Hong Kong this year.
    OR
    A lot of negative events have happened in Hong Kong this year.

    right?

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    Re: Passive Voice

    Excuse me
    I still have a little confuses.
    I want to ask what the different between these two sentences?

    present perfect continuous
    A lot of negative events have been happening in Hong Kong this year.

    and

    present perfect
    A lot of negative events have happened in Hong Kong this year.

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