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    Clarification

    Respected,
    I would like you to clarify me.

    We need to get these issues resolved immediately.
    These issues needs to be resolved immediately.
    here both of sentence structures are correct?

    which one is preferrable.
    Interms of meaning both are correct?

    Where and when exacly we should use To be + pastparticiple verb
    and Where and when exacly we should use get+Noun+ pastparticiple verb.

    It would be better if you could give some some examples in this regard.
    Please correct me If i am wrong, I appreciate your help.
    Thanks in Advance.

    Regards
    Madhu

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    Re: Clarification

    I would like you to clarify this for me.


    We need to get these issues resolved immediately.
    These issues needs to be resolved immediately.
    These issues need to be resolved immediately.

    Since issues is plural, we should use need.

    I don't see much difference between those two sentences. Maybe a native speaker can help you with that.

    PS: I am not a teacher, nor am I a native speaker.

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    Re: Clarification

    We need to get these issues resolved immediately. - active voice
    These issues need to be resolved immediately.
    - passive voice
    Both sentences are grammatically correct. The difference is the that the passive voice is more formal.

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    Re: Clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by mcadhu View Post
    Respected,
    I would like you to clarify these for me.

    We need to get these issues resolved immediately.
    These issues need to be resolved immediately.
    Here, are both sentence structures xxx correct? They are now!

    Which one is preferable? Both are fine.

    In terms of meaning, are both correct? Yes.

    Where and when exactly should we use To be + past participle verb,
    and where and when exactly we should use get+Noun+ past participle verb?

    It would be good if you could give some some examples in this regard.
    Please correct me If I am wrong. I appreciate your help.
    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Madhu
    Get implies making something happen.

    The dog can wake up (with no help from us), or we can get the dog to wake up by poking him.

    [I edit copy and have tutored college writing.]

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    Re: Clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by Ola2705 View Post
    We need to get these issues resolved immediately. - active voice
    These issues need to be resolved immediately.
    - passive voice
    Both sentences are grammatically correct. The difference is the that the passive voice is more formal.
    I'll have to think about that. Passive voice has never been described to me as formal or informal.* It's just a different arrangement of information. Active is generally stronger and clearer, and there's nothing wrong with that in formal English. But too much active voice can become tedious, so we tend to use both, and I think you'll find plenty of both voices in both formal and informal English.

    *You'll notice there that I shifted from active to passive - just to avoid beginning two sentences with the word I. Formal versus informal had nothing to do with my decision.

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