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  1. Anonymous

    increase and decrease?

    Can the two words "increase" and "decrease" appeared in a passive-voice sentence? If yes, is it a common usage?

    for example: The numbered was increased by...


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    Yes, they can. It's less common that the active, but we do it.

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