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    The verb "Add" in the passive voice

    I wonder if it is correct to say:


    Twenty added by two equals twenty-two.

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    Re: The verb "Add" in the passive voice

    No, you can't say that.
    "Twenty augmented by two is twenty-two."
    "Twenty added to two is twenty-two."

    PS: or 'equals'.
    Last edited by Raymott; 24-Dec-2016 at 09:20. Reason: add PS

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    #3

    Re: The verb "Add" in the passive voice

    Twenty and two or twenty plus two are also possible.

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