Continuous Verbs: Passive and Active
What’s the difference between these two sentences?
The girl has been given flowers.
He has been giving flowers to the girl.
The first sentence is in the passive voice and in the present perfect tense. The second sentence is in the present perfect continuous tense. The "ing" ending makes it continuous.
Look at the difference:
1. She has been given flowers. (passive & present perfect)
2. She has been giving flowers. (active & present perfect continuous)
gives flowers to
What a big difference!
If you are confused, you should review the yellow and green levels before you continue in the purple and orange levels.
In the pictures below, notice the words with the "ing" endings. Those are the main verbs in continuous forms.
In the next lesson, you will review the verb "be"
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