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    been

    why do we use been in these sentences........

    1- After Pip had been brought up by his sister , he went to London .
    2- Before he died , he had been sentenced to death.
    3- Pip did not expect to work because he had been promised a large fortune .


    and why we don't use been in these sentences ........

    1- After Pip had given some food to the prisoner , he was recaptured.
    2- After the man had gone to Australia , he became wealthy.
    3- Pip had to find a job because the government had taken all the man's money.

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    Re: been

    Quote Originally Posted by mooon View Post
    why do we use been in these sentences........

    1- After Pip had been brought up by his sister , he went to London .
    2- Before he died , he had been sentenced to death.
    3- Pip did not expect to work because he had been promised a large fortune .


    and why we don't use been in these sentences ........

    1- After Pip had given some food to the prisoner , he was recaptured.
    2- After the man had gone to Australia , he became wealthy.
    3- Pip had to find a job because the government had taken all the man's money.
    The first three are in passive voice.The passive form of 'had bought' is had been bought.
    The next three are in active voice.
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    rj1948.


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    Re: been

    I AM NOT A TEACHER BUT HOPE THIS MIGHT HELP YOU OUT.

    1. we use had been in the sentence "after pip had been brought up by his sister , he went to london.

    because here pip's sister was taking care of pip and she continued to do that till he went to london. if something has happened in the past for a quite a long time continously we use had been to show that , that thing happened for quite sometime.

    same principle applies to the rest of the three sentence.

    HOPE YOU UNDERSTOOD THE FACT.


    after pip had given some food to the prisoner, he was recaptured.

    in this case it was just an instance that took place where pip did give food to the prisoner and got arrested . since here this is happened for once only , we used had not had been .

    AM I CONFUSING YOU ?

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    Re: been

    I AM NOT A TEACHER BUT HOPE THIS MIGHT HELP YOU OUT.

    1. we use had been in the sentence "after pip had been brought up by his sister , he went to london.

    because here pip's sister was taking care of pip and she continued to do that till he went to london. if something has happened in the past for a quite a long time continously we use had been to show that , that thing happened for quite sometime.

    same principle applies to the rest of the three sentence.

    HOPE YOU UNDERSTOOD THE FACT.


    after pip had given some food to the prisoner, he was recaptured.

    in this case it was just an instance that took place where pip did give food to the prisoner and got arrested . since here this is happened for once only , we used had not had been .

    AM I CONFUSING YOU ?

    If two actions happened in the past,to show which action happened earlier,past perfect is used.

    Here the first action is 'pip was given food'.
    The second action is' he was captured.'
    For the first action past perfect .
    For the second action past tense.
    After Pip had been given food he was captured.
    Regards,
    rj1948.


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    Re: been

    Quote Originally Posted by mooon View Post
    why do we use been in these sentences........

    1- After Pip had been brought up by his sister , he went to London .
    2- Before he died , he had been sentenced to death.
    3- Pip did not expect to work because he had been promised a large fortune .


    and why we don't use been in these sentences ........

    1- After Pip had given some food to the prisoner , he was recaptured.
    2- After the man had gone to Australia , he became wealthy.
    3- Pip had to find a job because the government had taken all the man's money.
    rj1948 has given you the correct answer.

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