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I am unsure whether the following is correct use of grammar:
a) "The turkey WAS ROASTING because it was Christmas day"
FOWLER'S MODERN ENGLISH USAGE (3rd Ed) says that the above actually means:
b) "The turkey WAS BEING ROASTED"
I am not certian if a) is an acceptable version of b) - I know that a) users active voice and that b) uses a passive voice, but i am not sure if they both mean the same thing.
Does a) actually suggested that the turkey was doing the roasting?
Thank you, forum members
They mean the same, and both are correct.
Rephrase of #1: It was Christmas Day so the turkey was roasting in the oven.