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    There is a sentence in my book: "Oh, is that the movie that is directed by Spielberg"? Is "is directed" passive voice? Why did he use is directedand not was directed? The movie is on at the theaters now.
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    Re: passive

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    There is a sentence in my book: "Oh, is that the movie that is directed by Spielberg"? Is "is directed" passive voice? Why did he use is directedand not was directed? The movie is on at the theaters now.
    Thanks
    Here we speak about the movie in the present time. And if we want to know the time the movie came out we use "was directed".

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