[Grammar] Regarding a verb and the diffrence between these two setences.

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Joe333

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Sentence: "It has not been made public" and "It has not made public".

My two questions: What is the diffrence between these two sentences meaning wise ? What diffrence the verb "been" is making in the sentence ?


Uses of been always confuses me so please also tell me 'extra' information, if you have any, regarding this sentence and the usage of verb 'been' in it.


***To me the later sentence seems to be bit 'awkward' and 'incomplete' type if it's so from the native speaker's perspective also then do tell me about it.


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billmcd

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"It has not been made public" would mean that some information ("it) has not been published or released to the public. For example, "The police have completed their investigation and a report has been prepared but it has not been made public".
"It has not made public" as a stand alone statement is not correct and has no meaning without some additional information. It would be OK as "The police department has prepared a report but "it (the department) has not made public the report as of today.
 
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