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Hopefully these four valid sentences will help you understand the tense you have in mind: The program keeps crashing because you didn't allocate enough memory. Not allocating enough memory can kill a program. The program keeps getting killed because you didn't allocate enough memory. The program is always being killed because you didn't ...


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Is being crashing is not English. The passive progressive/continuous is is being crashed, the active progressive/continuous is is crashing. You don't want a passive in this case: crash in this sense is an intransitive verb, so it cannot be cast in the passive. But an active progressive/continuous is perfectly acceptable. The main difference between "The ...


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Although you need some more practice in classifying English verbs by voice, you have spotted one of the reasons to use the passive -- placing the subject first when the acted upon party should receive the emphasis: The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress in 2010. Here the ACA receives first billing as the subject of the passive voice "was ...


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No: this is not passive voice in any way whatsoever: This second usage of spiritual I do not approve of. This is merely object–verb–subject (OVS) ordering instead of subject–verb–object (SVO). It is the same grammatical structure as saying: I do not approve of this second second usage of spiritual. The subject is still I in both cases: it does ...


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You just cannot say 'my computer is got/gotten damaged'. That is a really bad mistake. What you can say is 'my computer has been damaged'. You can use get + -ed form to describe things that happen to us, often things which are unfortunate and which we don’t want to happen. I guess this pattern is called 'the get passive': The cottage got really badly ...



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