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    "Get press" expression

    Which version is correct? Is it possible to use the Passive Voice here?

    1) The lives of celebrities is very often got press.

    2) The lives of celebrities get press very often.

    (Press means the newspapers and magazines in this case)
    Last edited by Tvita; 16-Oct-2007 at 14:20.

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    Re: "Get press" expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Tvita View Post
    Which version is correct? Is it possible to use the Passive Voice here?

    1) The lives of celebrities is very often got press.

    2) The lives of celebrities get[s] press coverage very often. - with the extra word.

    (Press means the newspapers and magazines in this case)
    "Press" needs another noun here - "coverage" or "treatment". It can only do without another noun when it is preceded by an adjective: 'After that, [whatever it was] I think we can look forward to [a] good press'

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    Last edited by BobK; 16-Oct-2007 at 15:24. Reason: clarified example


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    Re: "Get press" expression

    What about this sentence? Is it correct?

    The lives of celebrities is getting a lot of press.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: "Get press" expression

    Again, the verb needs to match the subject: 'lives...are getting'.

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