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    #11

    Re: Reducing be verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmvp View Post
    Why are "has" in sentence one and "circulated" in sentence two are Incorrect?
    Two things. There is nothing right about sentence one. You haven't responded to post #6 yet.
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    #12

    Re: Reducing be verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    For the first one, try:

    The boy was taken to hospital last night and is being treated by the doctors there.
    I'm afraid this may be a bit confusing since you've missed the point of what mrmvp is asking. He's not asking for suggestions for how best to express a certain thought, but rather about how to reduce defining relative clauses.

    So you need to remove both was and and.

    The correct number 1 should be like this:

    The boy taken to hospital last night has recovered.
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    #13

    Re: Reducing be verbs

    Look:

    1) The boy who was taken to hospital last night has recovered.

    2) The boy taken to hospital last night has recovered.

    Both of the above sentences are grammatically correct and mean the same thing.

    Can you see how 2 is a reduction of 1? In sentence 2, only who was is omitted.

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    #14

    Re: Reducing be verbs

    Thank you so much.

    Will you please answer my #7 post?

    Is there a way to reduce verb to be such as present passive "is" and "being"? If yes, please give me an example.

    I am truly grateful to you.

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    #15

    Re: Reducing be verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmvp View Post

    Is there a way to reduce present passive?

    Are the two sentences below grammatical?

    1-Rice which is made in India is often exported to many Arab countries.

    2-Rice made in India is often exported to many Arab countries.
    Yes, those are correct. You can reduce present passive in exactly the same way as past passive.

    The only difference is that you remove which is or who is instead of which was or who was.

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