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    I am laughing

    I am laughing.

    I think this sentence is present continuous in Active Voice.

    Can I say (I am laughed) for its Passive Voice?

    Please help me.

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    Re: I am laughing

    I am laughed at


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    Re: I am laughing

    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    I am laughed at
    Thank you Queenbu.

    But it seems incomplete sentence.

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    Re: I am laughing

    That's the part where the passive is and it can very well stand on its own like that. However it's often part of a sentence.
    At Oxford Circus, doing a spot of shopping, I am laughed at by tourists.
    I was actually pointing out that it should be 'I am laughed at' and not just 'I am laughed'.


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    Re: I am laughing

    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    That's the part where the passive is and it can very well stand on its own like that. However it's often part of a sentence.
    At Oxford Circus, doing a spot of shopping, I am laughed at by tourists.
    I was actually pointing out that it should be 'I am laughed at' and not just 'I am laughed'.
    Thank you.


    I am laughed at by tourists

    What this sentence mean?

    (1) I am laughing because of tourists.
    (2) I made the tourists laugh by telling some jokes.

    Which one is correct?

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    Re: I am laughing

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you.


    I am laughed at by tourists

    What this sentence mean?

    (1) I am laughing because of tourists.
    (2) I made the tourists laugh by telling some jokes.

    Which one is correct?
    Neither.

    1. is wrong because you are laughing not the tourists.
    2. is wrong because you made the tourists laugh but not by telling jokes. They are laughing at you and not at what you said.They are making fun of you. When you are laughed at, it has a negative meaning.

    e.g. I am often laughed at for being slow in understanding jokes but I don't really care.

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