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    About 'shift'

    As cause of the accident has been determined, attention is now shifting to compensation process.

    As cause of the accident has been determined, attention is now being shifted to compensation process.


    Please advise when using 'shift' here, which is more common ,active voice or passive voice ?

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    Re: About 'shift'

    Since cause of the accident has been determined, attention has now shifted to the compensation process.

    Because cause of the accident has been determined, attention is now shifted to the compensation process.

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    Re: About 'shift'

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    As cause of the accident has been determined, attention is now shifting to compensation process.

    As cause of the accident has been determined, attention is now being shifted to compensation process.


    Please advise when using 'shift' here, which is more common ,active voice or passive voice ?

    Thank you.
    It depends on your intended meaning.
    If "attention is shifting", people's attention is shifting without their consciously making an effort to do it.
    If "attention is being shifted", people are deliberately shifting their attention.

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