If a balloon bursts, then how should I tell about it to another person right after this event occurred?

  1. the balloon has burst
  2. the balloon had burst
  3. the balloon has been burst
  4. the balloon had been burst
  5. the balloon burst (simple past)
  • Please visit English Language Learners – Kris Mar 13 '15 at 12:12
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    What is the special relevance of burst to this question? Why are you facing difficulty just with burst? – Kris Mar 13 '15 at 12:13
  • @Kris: there are not so many verbs that can be active or passive without changing the meaning: burst is a good example, where blow up, for example, would mean different things in 1/2 and 3/4. – Tim Lymington Mar 13 '15 at 12:21
  • @TimLymington Let's understand the OP's situation. – Kris Mar 13 '15 at 12:22
  • english.stackexchange.com/questions/232968/… Please suggest which answer you would chose and explain why. If we know your choice, we might be able to help. – Mari-Lou A Mar 13 '15 at 12:24

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