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Usage of passive forms without “be” verb [duplicate]

I will very grateful if you can help me understand the following issue: As I understand, the next two sentences are interchangeable and have the same meaning: 1) Acts that are done by humans are not ...
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I threw a coin in a well that [was] or [is] in the forest [duplicate]

Which statement is correct and why? I threw a coin in a well that was in the forest. vs I threw a coin in a well that is in the forest. Also, is the "is/was" before "in the forest" called a ...
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No need for an auxiliary verb in a sentence with 'related to'? [duplicate]

Can you explain why there is no need for the auxiliary verb to be before related in the following sentence: Do you have any information related to the book? What kind of grammar rules are applied in ...
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Why can “which” and “who” be dropped in some sentences? [duplicate]

These two sentences are trying to express the same thought: Now we examine the trunk, which is also called the boot, especially outside North America. Now we examine the trunk, also called the ...
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Omitting Relative Pronoun and verb “be” [duplicate]

Could someone please explain, why the pronoun and the verb "be" are omitted in the following sentence? "it allows communication even for people far away from each other" Shouldn't this sentence be "...
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What is a noun modifying clause?

This is actually a question that came up when I was studying Japanese. Unfortunately my grasp of the technical language of syntax is very limited, and I never fully comprehended the idea of a noun ...
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Is “I already have two stamps drawn” grammatically correct?

Is it grammatically correct and is it the right way to say that I have something already made and I'm still doing it, in this case drawing the stamps? Because as far as I know, 'have' should be ...
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Existential sentence…in the passive voice?

Now, a friend over the internet wanted me to explain the passive voice to him. He began by providing his story's "readability statistics" of Microsoft Word, which said that 7% of his sentences were ...
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I found an unusual usage of adj, please tell me how it works [closed]

Following the terror attacks in London on July 7, 2005, the then Prime Minister Tony Blair insisted those responsible were motivated by an "evil ideology," ... From CNN. It uses those responsible; I ...
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Unclear grammar of present continuous — is it present continuous?

A clerk taking cash from a customer and not entering it in the cash register. Here's my question: how and when can I use subject + verb + ing without be like the first part in the sentence? For me, ...
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Past participle question

I was watching a grammar video discussing participial phrases. The following sentence was being parsed: "The numbers given were wrong." The instructor said that "given" was an adjective modifying ...
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Indirect complement or postmodifier in NP

In the sentence [1] He is the most talented artist (that) I know what is (that) I know in terms of function – an indirect complement, licensed by most, or simply a common postmodifier? Why? ...
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“His eyes, still on me, were speaking of cruelty.” [closed]

Is this sentence considered correct? His eyes, still on me, were speaking of cruelty. I think whiz-deletion is applied to it, but I am not entirely sure. Can someone tell me?
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Seem small clause

It is said that the omission of "to be" is allowed only when the adjective (phrases), noun (phrases), or prepositional phrase comes after the to be like this: a He seemed (to be) angry about the ...
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Is it Gerund or adjective?

I don't understand the function of "coming" word in the sentence below. ... as they weigh the scale of monetary easing coming later this month. Is it working as a gerund? and if so, why is it in ...

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