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Is it correct to say

People are benefited by Social Networking

when what I really want to say is that

People benefit from Social Networking

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  • People are benefiting from Social Networking. – user66974 Apr 24 '14 at 13:25
  • If you have specific examples you are going to cite, you could say "People have benefited from Social Networking". – Spehro Pefhany Apr 24 '14 at 13:49
  • It may be correct, but is it true? – Oldcat Apr 25 '14 at 0:03
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It's not incorrect if you're going for passive voice: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_passive_voice

However, you should use whichever makes the most sense in your context. I would argue that the active voice sounds better here. Maybe also consider: "Social networking benefits people."

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Consider:

People benefit from Social Networking.

Social Networking caters to people.

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People are benefited from social networking.

"by" would not be used in the first sentence. benefited is not an adjective. fist sentence of questioner is ungrammatical.

Second sentence is correct to say.

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