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    Question Passive Sentence - 'is' missing

    Hi All,

    I'm not a native English speaker, have more knowledge about the language, but have doubts.

    The below sentence or a similar one I see regularly in different places, like in the mail I get, which is quite confusing me, could you please explain the grammar behind it and give few more examples on this, thank you so much in advance.

    1. Investigation required to know the details (actually they are making a request for something), do they mean "Investigation is required...",
    and the word ".. is .." is implied?

    Why can't they say it fully as shown below.

    Investigation is required to know the details. (this is a Passive simple present sentence)

    2. My next doubt is on the grammar behind it, please shed light on this, thank you.

    As given over here....

    Is it implied here that "As it is given over here..." (the words 'it is' are understood by the readers)

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    Re: Passive Sentence - 'is' missing

    I tried to think of a way to respond in one post, but I gave up.

    Welcome to the forum. I hope you find it useful.

    As for your first sentence, I suggest:

    I am not a native English speaker. I have more knowledge about the language than some people I know, but I have questions.

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    Re: Passive Sentence - 'is' missing

    As for your question, the word "is" is implied. Why it isn't there I cannot know.

    The sentence is not in the passive voice. It would be if the subject and the object changed places.

    As for your other question, there is no problem with the grammar, but there is no sentence there.

    You may thank me now.

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    Re: Passive Sentence - 'is' missing

    It would be helpful if you provide more context. Is the first phrase part of a longer sentence, or is it a caption or heading? Or something else?
    Translator, editor and TESOL certificate holder, but not a teacher. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Question Re: Passive Sentence - 'is' missing

    Thank you both of you!!

    Could you please explain the Grammar behind the below sentences, what type they are? I see them regularly from Native speakers' emails and I'm trying to brush up my basics on the same.

    1. Investigation needed to know the reasons for delay (here, actually they are making a request to do some investigation).
    Do they try to say "Investigation is needed ...."?


    2. As given over here, please refer the information shared before.

    Do they try to say "As it is given over here, ...."?

    Please help and advise, thank you.

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    Re: Passive Sentence - 'is' missing

    Quote Originally Posted by Dev73 View Post
    Thank you both. of you!!

    Could you please explain the grammar behind of the sentences below and tell me sentences, what type they are? I see them regularly from in native speakers' emails, and I'm trying to figure out the grammar. brush up my basics on the same.

    1. Investigation needed to know the reasons for delay (here, actually they are making a request to do some investigation).
    Do they try to say mean "Investigation is needed ...."?
    Yes, as stated above, "is" is implied.
    For example, the following sentence is in the present simple tense, in the passive voice.
    An investigation is needed to determine the whereabouts of the missing stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dev73 View Post
    2. As given over here

    That's not natural.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dev73 View Post
    "As it is given over here, ...."?

    And neither is that.


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    Re: Passive Sentence - 'is' missing

    We often omit such verbs in headlines, titles, etc. It does not work in a full sentence.
    Last edited by teechar; 20-Jan-2017 at 15:07. Reason: fixed typos

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    Re: Passive Sentence - 'is' missing

    Hi teechar/Tdol,

    I've another question related to the above, I often find the below phrase in Native speakers' emails, could you please help me to figure out this as well?

    Phrase: As given/mentioned below, .......

    They just start with the above phrase and convey more details, I can fully understand what they say in their contents, but trying to understand what's the grammar of this phrase, please shed light on this, thank you.

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    Re: Passive Sentence - 'is' missing

    1. Please don't capitalize "native" in "native speaker".
    2. You may thank somebody for a post by clicking the "Thank" button.
    3. There is no sentence, thus no grammar to comment on.
    4. Can you find the comma splice in your post?

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