Hello.

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
July
When you first apply to join the forum, you will have to wait a while to be approved. Just be patient.

Once you are a member, don't forget to check the calendar(s) for session times. Sessions are held on different platforms, so be sure to find out where the session will take place:-

Speaking Practice

LEN English sessions:-
http://www.learnenglish.de/calendar/learnenglishcalendar.html

Listening Practice 24/7

English radio playlists on Discord.

Active&Passive

taghriedtaghried Posts: 116 ✭✭✭
*A doctor has examined the sick child. (Active)

the sick child was examined by a doctor. (Passive)

Why here use (the past simple in passive)when he changed from active to passive, I think it's supposed to use (the present perfect), so the sentence should be:
the sick child has been examined.
_______________________
*A: Where are you going to go to school next year?
B: I (have been accepted) by Shoreline Community College.

Why here use present perfect in passive, can we use the (future tense in passive)? therefore the sentence will be
I am going to be accepted by Shoreline Community College.

thanks.

Best Answer

  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 2,004 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    As for 1 - you are right. If this is a transformation it should be:

    The sick child has been examined....

    As for 2 - "I am going to be accepted..." sounds strange. How can you know this in advance? Do you have influential parents? Well, this may happen.

    I would say, "I have been accepted...." is a concise way to express the thought: "I have been accepted by Shoreline Community College and consequently I am going to study there."

Answers

  • taghriedtaghried Posts: 116 ✭✭✭
    thanks for your answer
    if the things related to our thought we use (have or has been+pp), or we can't put rules here! @Xanthippe
Sign In or Register to comment.