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Debate with a fellow writer: should I say "My email ID has been changed" or "My email ID has changed"?

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Welcome to ELU. A closely related question is this. – StoneyB Jan 9 '13 at 10:49

Both are possible, grammatical, and idiomatic, but "my email ID has changed" simply means that the ID is no longer the same, while "my email ID has been changed" puts more stress on the fact that someone is responsible for actively changing the ID.

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My email Id has changed--- The Id is changed and it is still going on ( the process of changing mail Id )

My mail Id was changed ---- The Id is changed in the past

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No, to express that the process is ongoing, you would say the ID is changing or the ID is being changed. – choster Sep 25 '14 at 14:38

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