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Passive verb tense?

Unread postby Craig » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:37 am

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Can you please help me with the verb tense for the second clause in this sentence?

The men had worked on a fishing trawler off of Cape York between April and October 2013, with the photos being taken on Hicks Island.

I understand it is a passive clause however I'm not sure what verb tense it is as it doesn't fit the usual structure when 'being' is used. ie. present/past progressive uses: is, are, was, were

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Re: Passive verb tense?

Unread postby Josef » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:50 pm

Have you tried converting it to active?

...with the men taking the photos on Hicks Island.
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Re: Passive verb tense?

Unread postby Syl » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:10 am

Josef wrote:Have you tried converting it to active?

...with the men taking the photos on Hicks Island.

Hi, Josef

In my humble opinion, the example Craig gave is correct. If he changes the second part to active according to your suggestion, it will be like this:

"The men had worked on a fishing trawler off of Cape York between April and October 2013, with the men taking the photos on Hicks Island."

The repetition of "the men" is ... weird :lol: . What do you say?
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Re: Passive verb tense?

Unread postby Josef » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:32 pm

Syl wrote:
Josef wrote:Have you tried converting it to active?

...with the men taking the photos on Hicks Island.

Hi, Josef

In my humble opinion, the example Craig gave is correct. If he changes the second part to active according to your suggestion, it will be like this:

"The men had worked on a fishing trawler off of Cape York between April and October 2013, with the men taking the photos on Hicks Island."

The repetition of "the men" is ... weird :lol: . What do you say?

I say that the stylistic purity of the sentence is not the issue.
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