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    #1

    All my doubts

    Hi, I would like to ask which of the grammar in the below sentences are the most appropriate or they are totally wrong. Hope teachers can help me on this grammar problem. Thank you in advance.
    E.g:-
    1) All my doubts are cleared up

    OR

    2) All my doubts have cleared up

    OR

    3) All my doubts have been cleared up

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    #2

    Re: All my doubts

    I think 3 would be correct if there was a full stop.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: All my doubts

    1 is incorrect. The present tense "are" does not match the past tense "cleared up".
    2 is correct.
    3 is correct.

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    #4

    Re: All my doubts

    I doubt that doubts can clear up themselves in 2.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: All my doubts

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDan View Post
    1 is incorrect. The present tense "are" does not match the past tense "cleared up".
    1 is possible if we take 'cleared' as the third form (past participle) of the verb. All my doubts have been cleared up, so they are cleared up.

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    Re: All my doubts

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I doubt that doubts can clear up themselves in 2.

    A causal agent is neither mentioned nor required.

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