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    #1

    put in

    Hi there,

    What does put in mean in the following sentence:
    "Efforts put in over the last year."

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: put in

    put in = expend

    Efforts expended over the last year.

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    Re: put in

    Hi there,

    Isn't there the need to use the passive voice?
    Efforts were put in over the last year?

    Thank you

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    #4

    Re: put in

    Sorry - I have just seen your post.

    Your question is good.

    Isn't there the need to use the passive voice

    No. Here, 'put (in)' is past participle, as in:

    Raw materials used to produce linoleum are quite expensive.

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    #5

    Re: put in

    If this helps, the original was not a sentence, but a noun phrase.

    [Efforts put in over the last year] were successful.

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