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    What is the difference between "is increased" and "has increased"?

    For example,

    The expenditure is increased by 100 MM USD to 500 MM USD..
    The expenditure has increased by 100 MM USD to 500 MM USD..

    Which one is more nature to write?

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    #2

    Re: What is the difference between "is increased" and "has increased"?

    The first one is wrong. The second is the present perfect tense.
    Where did you get "100 MM USD" from?

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    #3

    Re: What is the difference between "is increased" and "has increased"?

    The first sentence is Passive and the second one is Active.

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    Re: What is the difference between "is increased" and "has increased"?

    I think the first would be correct if 'is' was replaced by 'was'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What is the difference between "is increased" and "has increased"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jigneshbharati View Post
    The first sentence is Passive and the second one is Active.
    Yes, in formal terms they could be. But can you think of a likely usage for the first as a passive sentence?

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    Re: What is the difference between "is increased" and "has increased"?

    I think the present passive can be used in 'The expenditure is increased by 10% every year'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What is the difference between "is increased" and "has increased"?

    Yes, that would work.

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