have given and are given

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ako2

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hi to all i just wanna know what are the difference between these sentences


we have given a chance to prove something

we are given a chance to prove something

hope someone will help me,god bless to all
 

Nightmare85

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Hello dear guest:
First off: Sentences begin with Capital letters and end with. ! or ? :)

About your question:
I believe the 2nd sentence is not correct.
It must be:
We are giving a chance to prove something. -> Present Progressive
We have given a chance to prove something. -> Present Perfect Simple

The difference:
Sentence 1 starts now.
Sentence 2 started in the past and is still active.
(Last week you started to give them a chance and today you're still giving them a chance.)

I have a question to the other members:
Could it be possible that "are giving" (or even "are given"?) makes the sentence to a passive one?


I hope I could help you :)

Cheers!
 

euncu

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hi to all i just wanna know what are the difference between these sentences


we have given a chance to (someone) to prove something

we are given a chance (by someone) to prove something

***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***
 
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